It seems like practically all products these days ought to have warning labels.
It might be challenging to stay up with the most recent health news as a parent who wants to ensure that kids grow up healthy and happy.
Back in the day most busy people spent a lot of time heating and reheating food in plastic containers. It’s difficult to say for sure whether that has affected your health today, but it’s something to think about.
However, an intriguing discovery was disclosed in a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which comes as more research on how plastic impacts human health is being conducted.
Well, it’s reasonable to say that over the past ten years, everyone has heard at least once about the risks associated with reheating food kept in plastic containers.
Growing evidence is showing that some chemicals found in plastic containers can be transferred to food when reheated.
As celebrities are also talking about it, Like Kourtney Kardashian who wrote on her blog last year that she never microwaves any of the meals she prepares for her family.
“If anything needs to be heated up, I prefer to use the oven, stovetop or toaster oven instead,” the Keeping up with the Kardashians star explained. “I read that toxins from plastic containers can be transferred to food when reheated (this applies to BPA-free plastic containers too).”
Even the Food and Drug Administration is attempting to safeguard consumers from toxins present in plastics that can seep into food when heated up since they are aware of this risk.
“(BPA) can act like estrogen in the body and potentially change the timing of puberty, decrease fertility, increase body fat, and affect the nervous and immune systems.” As AAP discussed in a published report on how children are especially susceptible to the hazards of plastics.
According to doctors, the chemicals you should be most concerned about include phthalates and BPA.
Our exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may be significantly understated by the typical scientific measurements,
Some studies have linked BPA to an elevated risk of health issues, such as fertility problems and certain cancers, but it remains widely used to harden plastic, prevent metal corrosion, and coat paper. The substance is often found in the linings of food cans, on receipts, in medical equipment, and in hard-plastic water bottles.
But you should be concerned about more than just placing food in plastic and heating it in the microwave, though.
They further mention that “microwave-safe” containers can also be harmful to your health.