California has banned the use of toxic chemicals in food packaging and processing.
The ban includes chemicals such as PFAS, phthalates, and bisphenols.
These chemicals have been linked to health problems such as cancer, reproductive issues, and developmental problems.
The ban will take effect in 2022 for food packaging and 2023 for food processing.
California is the first state to ban these chemicals in food packaging and processing.
The ban will apply to all food packaging and processing sold or distributed in California.
The move is part of California's efforts to protect public health and the environment.
The ban has been praised by health and environmental advocates.