The innocent dull re-usable plastic boxes that are overwhelming our cupboards is harbouring more unpleasant illnesses than you realise.
Plastic containers potentially contain carcinogenic chemicals and endocrine disrupters that filter into food and drinks.
In order to recycle, plastics have been assigned a number, marked on bottom of containers.
Avoid using polystyrene (#6), polyvinyl chloride (#3) and polycarbonate (#7) to store food, as these are most likely to filter thru into food and liquids.
Do not microwave food in plastic containers, even plastic wraps that say it is microwavable.
If plastic says it is ‘microwave safe’, it only implies it won’t be damaged when heated but it doesn’t guarantee that it won’t leach toxins.
Don't serve or store hot foods, acidic foods, or foods with a high fat or oil content in plastic containers as it is likely to encourage leaching. Use glass, metal, or lead-free ceramics instead.
Avoid saving and reusing commercial food packaging and drink bottles, which are not designed for repeated uses and become more prone to leaching with repeated cleanings.
Always wash plastic containers by hand, with warm water and mild dish liquid. Keep them out of the dishwasher.
Pleasebe judicious and courteous in selecting your words.
plastic in the shape of containers are vastly used in all corners of the world. most of these are available free with different kind of food items paccked in them so these are free and this is most probably the only reason all of us reuse them. what ctually is the harm kindly point that out as the alternates suggested by you are not in the reach of ordinary person. kindly find a method to make their use safe, that is science it is easy to say donot use.
It's a very interesting piece. Never imagined plastic could be so harmful. Could u suggest suitable method/container for storing food items in the fridge. Glass containers are too heavy and very inconvenient for storing drinking water.
very nice tipss
Thanks for suggestions wht about tupperware is is safe for pickle and oily stuff and sweet murrabas. Pl comment.
This is really very nice.Next time i will take care of these things
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