Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the FDA to issue a nationwide ban on a cancer-causing chemical used in several fast food bread products.
Schumer wants to make sure other fast food outlets follow Subway's lead in no longer using Azodicarbonamide in breads.
The chemical is typically used in shoes, yoga mats and other rubbery products.
Schumer says other fast food chains need to stop using it.
"The Subway chain has done it on its own. We're asking other chains to do it on their own. But we're asking the FDA to ban it so nobody uses it. When it comes to carcinogens, we can't be too careful. Cancer's on the rise. We're never quite sure why. Why not be safe rather than sorry?" Schumer said at a press conference in front of a McDonald's in Hell's Kitchen.
The chemical is already banned in both the European Union and Australia.