Food Storage Containers Blythe CA

Some 2,000 chemicals can be found among the plastics used for food storage, with two types in particular raising red flags. You can avoid these bad actors by sticking with plastic dishes labeled “microwave safe.”Read on for more information.

Home Depot
(559) 782-4611
750 S Jaye St
Porterville, CA
 
Home Depot
(559) 675-0127
2155 N Schnoor St
Madera, CA
 
Airstream Heating & Air, Inc.
(661) 579-7460
44823 Beech Street
Lancaster, CA
 
Target Stores
(626) 280-8024
3600 Rosemead Blvd
Rosemead, CA
 
City Appliance Repair Llc
(925) 753-2179
3208 Islewood Ct
Antioch, CA
 
Home Depot
(559) 684-7043
1600 E Prosperity Ave
Tulare, CA
 
Adamant Appliances
(626) 961-2838
507 N Azusa Ave
La Puente, CA
 
Harlow's Kitchen Concepts
(909) 790-3345
33561 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA
 
Cano's Appliances Air Conditioning And Heater
(909) 428-6257
8623 Citrus Ave
Fontana, CA
 
Serv-Well Appliances
(818) 242-8881
1021 Air Way
Glendale, CA
 

Safe Microwave Containers

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Microwave Safe?
Q Is it safer to microwave food in glass bowls than in plastic ones?

A Probably, especially if you’re of the “better safe than sorry” mindset. Some 2,000 chemicals can be found among the plastics used for food storage, says Ned Groth, a food safety specialist for Consumers Union. While some have been thoroughly tested for storage and heating safety, many others have not.

Two types in particular have raised red flags: bisphenol-A (BPA), tentatively linked to hormonal problems in animals, and plasticizing chemicals, high doses of which have been linked to liver damage and cancer in animals and people. BPA is found in clear, hard plastics, such as those in—of all things—baby bottles, while plasticizers turn up in plastic wraps used to package cheese and meat in delis. (They’re not present in the cling wraps sold for home use.)

You can avoid these bad actors by sticking with plastic dishes labeled “microwave safe.” But if you’re leery of the many other chemical compounds in plastics, it’s simple to switch to glass or ceramic dishes, which contain no questionable synthetics. And definitely avoid using things like old yogurt containers in the microwave; they weren’t made to be heated and are likely to melt into your meal—which could be dangerous as well as distasteful.

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