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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Plastics - a danger to our health?

I've known for a while and have avoided heating food in plastic containers in the microwave oven. Apparently molecules of chemicals (BPA) from the plastic can leach into the food: Danger of Plastic Containers (grinningplanet.com) What I didn't realize is that acidic foods like tomato paste and liquid foods can also cause this leaching from plastics without any heating having taken place. I think I've done this kind of thing all my adult life. I suppose now I need to slowly start switching to glass containers of some sort. I will need to find space in the kitchen for them. My Tupperware container drawer is a disaster zone (untidy and too small) and won't do for glass containers.