中英對照讀新聞》More than 3,000 potentially harmful chemicals found in food packaging食品包裝發現3000多種潛在有害化學物質


2022/07/04 05:30

◎陳成良

Scientists have identified more than 3,000 potentially harmful chemicals that can be found in food packaging and other food-related materials, two-thirds of which were not previously known to be in contact with food.

科學家們已經確定3000多種可在食品包裝和其他食品相關材料中發現的潛在有害化學物質,其中3分之2是以前未發現與食品接觸的化學品。

An international group of scientists analyzed more than 1,200 scientific studies where chemicals had been measured in food packaging, processing equipment, tableware and reusable food containers.

一個國際科學家小組分析1200多份科學研究,這些研究對食品包裝、加工設備、餐具和可重複使用的食品容器中的化學物質進行檢測。

A report released on Thursday by the Food Packaging Forum, a Switzerland-based non-profit, noted little is known about many of the 3,240 chemicals examined in these studies or their effects on people.

瑞士非營利組織「食品包裝論壇」週四發布的一份報告指出,人們對這些研究檢測的3240種化學物質中的許多物質,及其對人類的影響知之甚少。

Just one-third of the chemicals studied appeared in a previously compiled database of more than 12,000 chemicals associated with the manufacturing of food contact materials.

所研究的化學品中,僅有3分之1出現在先前彙編、與食品接觸材料製造有關的1萬2000多種化學品資料庫中。

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in contact with:片語,與…接觸。例句:I’m still in contact with my friends from college.(我跟大學的朋友還有在聯絡。)

(to be) associated with:指與…有關、與…連結在一起,被動語態居多。例句:Rainfall is associated with humidity.(下雨和溼度有關。)

  • 科學家在食品包裝中發現3000多種潛在有害化學物質;示意圖。(法新社檔案照)

    科學家在食品包裝中發現3000多種潛在有害化學物質;示意圖。(法新社檔案照)