Scientific Research Finds High Levels of Harmful Chemicals in Paper Straws

  • Belgian scientists found paper straws contain more ‘forever chemicals’ (PFAS) than plastic ones.
  • 90% of tested paper straws contained PFAS compared to 75% of plastic straws.
  • PFAS are water soluble, prompting concerns about their harmful effects and causing a reconsideration of the environmental benefits of paper straws.
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