Microwaves and Plastic Containers Don't Mix

Posted by Maddie Taggart on 8/13/2018 to Dishwasher
Are you one of the many who puts plastic bottles or containers in the microwave to heat their contents up? Or, in the dishwasher to get them spotlessly clean? Well, think again because a new study that The American Academy of Pediatrics put out says that putting plastic dishware in the microwave or dishwasher can cause the release of dangerous chemicals.

It is recommend to avoid the recycling codes 3 for phthalates, 6 for styrene, and 7 for bisphenols. Instead of using harmful plastic to hold your food, use glass or stainless steel containers. Using non-processed food and washing hands and produce before preparing food also lessens the chances of any contamination,

This is especially important to parents, because heating up baby bottles or children's foods in these containers are linked to hazardous effects, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder., autism, brain development, limited muscle mass & bone strength, and obesity.

10,000 additives that were "generally thought of as safe" are causes of all of these issues. Plastic packaging, dyes, glues and other indirect additives also contribute to these health risks. However, the Food and Drug Administration's press officer Megan McSeveney said there is  "reasonable scientific certainty" that these plastics are less than harmful when used as directed, according to USA Today.

So, think twice next time you put anything plastic in your microwave or dishwasher. Opt for glass or stainless steel, to insure the health of you and others.

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