Tell Burger King: PFAS aren't worth the risk

A recent study released by Illinois PIRG Education Fund and its coalition partners found that Burger King uses packaging likely treated with PFAS. Also called "forever chemicals," PFAS build up in the body, which can cause serious health problems for customers like me.

PFAS-treated wrappers also pollute the environment with "forever chemicals" that never fully degrade. Once we throw away PFAS-treated wrappers, the chemicals can make their way into our water, soil and air, which spreads toxics across the country.

I don't want to worry whether my Burger King Whopper is wrapped in "forever chemicals" that damage my body and the environment. Burger King already uses PFAS-free packaging for many of its products, but the company needs to eliminate PFAS-treated packaging entirely. Other fast food chains like Chipotle and Taco Bell already use PFAS-free packaging, and Burger King should switch to a safer alternative, too.