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June 4, 2013

There has been a lot of debate on whether to use plastic containers / wrappers, for food or not.  There’s still no uniform ban on storing food in plastics but I don’t think many researchers are encouraging it either.

All of us know that plastics contain chemicals.  There’s no knowing the long term effects of chemicals on food consumed by humans.  Some say that BPA (bisphenol A) which is used in making plastics and resins (water bottles, food containers, food cans, bottle tops, etc) can seep into the food or beverage that it carries and may affect brain or prostate of infants and children.  However, US FDA says its safe.  Some others say that phthalate chemicals used to make soft plastics and also used in cosmetics, can increase blood pressure and cause artery wall damage in children.

While the debate is still on, here are a few steps you can take to reduce plastic use for food –

  • Cut back on canned foods
  • Avoid putting plastic containers in microwave oven and dishwasher, because the plastic may breakdown over time, and the chemicals can leach into the food.
  • Use bottles, glass, ceramic containers, to store foods and beverages.

I’m off on a vacation for 5 weeks and will resume blogging after my return, unless I have something interesting to share during my vacation!

Take care and wish you good health!

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