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[Packaging for foods including breakfast cereal is to be changed after researchers raised concerns about possible health risks from recycled cardboard,
The Swiss study found that mineral oils in printing ink from recycled newspapers used in cardboard can get into foods such as cereal, pasta and rice - even passing through protective inner plastic bags.
Dr Koni Grob, of the Food Safety Laboratory in Zurich, said toxicologists had linked the oils to inflammation of internal organs and even cancer, though he stressed that individual meals would contain only a tiny dose of the chemicals.
Cereal firm Jordans has stopped using recycled cardboard, according to the BBC, while other manufacturers are taking action to reduce levels of mineral oils in packaging.
Tests found mineral oils could even leak through plastic inner packaging
here is a link www.dailymail.co.uk...edit on 8-3-2011 by lewman because: (no reason given)