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“It’s not delivery, it’s DiGiorno” may soon become the rule in many American households, because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that some of the chemicals found in pizza boxes are toxic.

The FDA plans to ban three types of perfluoroalkyl ethyl, as they are not safe for contact with food. The substances act as water and oil repellents for paperboard, which is why they are added to pizza boxes. But they have been linked to cancer and birth defects.

The same chemicals can be found in microwave popcorn bags and other food packaging, according to Gothamist.


The ban will go into effect 30 days after the FDA publishes its findings in the Federal Register.

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