Food Storage Containers Martin TN

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.

Helping Hand Appliance Repair
(615) 824-6442
PO Box 2734
Hendersonville, TN
 
Action Appliance Repair Service
(615) 972-3171
612 Cumberland St #B
Lebanon, TN
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Bailey'S Appliance
(423) 239-7153
5621 Fort Henry Dr Ste D
Kingsport, TN
 
Ken'S Appliances
(615) 896-2933
3230 Bilbrey Dr
Murfreesboro, TN
 
J T Used Appliances Sales & Service
(901) 388-0071
6402 Skylight Dr
Memphis, TN
 
Davis Used Appliances
(865) 379-2106
1121 E Broadway Ave
Maryville, TN
 
Platos Closet
(901) 761-1616
3605 S Houston Levee Rd
Collierville, TN
 
Payless Repair Service
(615) 790-1114
9509 Ohara Dr
Franklin, TN
 
The Vacuum Store
(615) 740-8774
203A Hwy 46
Dickson, TN
 
Chattanooga Appliance Service
(423) 870-7046
5966 Dayton Blvd
Chattanooga, TN
 

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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