Pizza boxes function as something that you can store pizza in and open up to serve to family and friends. However, the latest news is that pizza boxes are now toxic.

According to, there are three types of chemicals used to produce pizza boxes and other food packaging have been found to be toxic to humans, resulting in cancer and birth defects.

“Three types of perfluoroalkyl ethyl are set to be banned by the FDA, who have declared there is no longer reasonable certainty that harm does not come from exposure to these chemicals.”

Evidence that pizza boxes are toxic have been around for over a decade, and many chemical companies have even stopped producing the chemicals.

Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group, states that "Industrial chemicals that pollute people's blood clearly have no place in food packaging.”

The current ban is expected to go into place 30 days after the FDA makes it official with the Federal Register.

With additional reporting by Sal Lopez

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