Article Featured in the Daily Mail.22:46, 16 April 2017
Jackie McCusker is a nutritionist registered with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
‘It comes in bags lined with toxic perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) — a large group of chemicals including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which has been linked to cancer,’ she says. PFCs have been used for more than 60 years in non-stick pans and food packaging, yet research in Denmark shows they are a likely human carcinogen and can cause cardiovascular and thyroid problems (a possible EU ban is being discussed).
‘The first thing you’re likely to do when opening the hot popcorn bag is put your nose in for a good sniff, but just inhaling enough of this PFOA can make you feel sick,’ says Jackie.
‘Instead, make your own popcorn using organic kernels, coconut oil, butter and a little salt.’