Food Storage Containers Ionia MI

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 Place Inc
(248) 683-3397
54 S Cass Lake Rd
Waterford, MI
 
Global Appliances
(586) 757-4333
5741 E 8 Mile Rd
Warren, MI
 
Dollar General
(313) 562-8541
27295 W Warren St
Dearborn Heights, MI
 
Guaranteed Appliance Repairs
(616) 929-0916
Serving Greater
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Big Lots 152
(586) 264-2220
33100 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI
 
Sears Optical
(586) 293-6185
32123 Gratiot Ave
Roseville, MI
 
Vacuum Cleaner Headquarters
(616) 392-2700
360 E 8th St
Holland, MI
 
Abc Appliance Warehouse
(616) 786-4600
12610 Felch St Ste 200
Holland, MI
 
Appliance Repair Specialists
(248) 674-8885
2577 Dixie Hwy
Waterford, MI
 
Accu Tech Appliance Service
(586) 777-2292
13007 E 8 Mile Rd
Warren, MI
 

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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