Food Storage Containers Ripley 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.

Northside Furniture & Appliances
(731) 635-2672
143 W Jackson Ave
Ripley, TN
 
Thornton's Furniture & Appliances
(731) 635-2392
1145 Hwy 51 N
Ripley, TN
 
Tj Maxx
(865) 984-4459
197 Foothills Mall
Maryville, TN
 
White Horse Appliance Repair
(865) 984-1991
PO Box 5856
Maryville, TN
 
Aa Appliance Service Center Inc
(423) 282-8955
210 W Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN
 
Gaines Appliance Heating & Air Repair
(731) 738-1306
4490 Chicken George Trl
Ripley, TN
 
Gaines Appliance Heating
(731) 635-9544
151 Barbee Ave
Ripley, TN
 
Abbott Refrigeration
(865) 984-7451
611 Regal Towers
Maryville, TN
 
M & M Appliance & Furniture
(423) 764-1604
208 2nd St
Bristol, TN
 
A All American
(615) 868-0531
300 E Old Hickory Blvd
Madison, 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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