Food Storage Containers Huntington Station NY

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.

Appliance World Of Huntington
(631) 385-1044
414 New York Ave Ste 2
Huntington, NY
 
PT Appliance Repair Inc
(631) 223-1053
223 Wallstreet
Huntington, NY
 
Country Village Chemists
(631) 351-8989
227 E Main St
Huntington, NY
 
Drying Technologies Incorporated
(631) 231-5427
2 Cain Dr
Brentwood, NY
 
99 Cent Usa
(631) 436-4404
69 Wicks Rd
Brentwood, NY
 
C & A Mechanical
(631) 421-1128
56 Fort Hill Rd
Huntington, NY
 
Phil's Appliance Repair
(631) 424-0403
48 Pilgrim Path
Huntington, NY
 
Control Depot Incorporated
(631) 273-1009
120 Cain Dr
Brentwood, NY
 
Advanced Rfrgn & A Conditionin
(631) 231-6767
1158 Suffolk Ave
Brentwood, NY
 
Sears Appliance Outlet Store
(631) 893-3037
1000 W Montauk Hwy Unit B
West Babylon, NY
 

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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