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.

Kline's Appliance & Refrigeration Service
(989) 835-3883
1602 E Sugnet Rd
Midland, MI
 
Rogers Dennis
(231) 943-4784
1924 Cumberland Dr
Traverse City, MI
 
Family Dollar Stores Inc
(734) 374-0866
8218 Telegraph Rd
Taylor, MI
 
J & C Refrigeration Service
(586) 772-6655
22421 Maple St
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 
Appliance Doctor Repair By Joe Gagnon
(734) 953-6991
37070 Amrhein Rd
Livonia, MI
 
Superior Appliance Service Co
(616) 459-3271
1050 Scribner Ave Nw
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Best Buy
(616) 738-4183
3549 W Shore Dr
Holland, MI
Recycling Services
Recycling Kiosk
Ink & Toner Drop-off
We also recycle, rechargable batteries, cables, wiring, cords, game controllers

D And D Appliance
(586) 486-5451
22865 Van Dyke Ave
Warren, MI
 
A J Wright
(586) 576-5527
28390 Dequindre Rd
Warren, MI
 
A & C Appliance Repair
(269) 962-9018
113 Union St S
Battle Creek, 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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