The Internet is flooded with messages warning against freezing or heating water in plastic bottles or cooking with plastics in the microwave oven. These messages, frequently titled Johns Hopkins Cancer News or Johns Hopkins Cancer Update, so what is the truth? By the end of this article you can make your own judgement!
Questions you must ask yourself about plastic usage for food.
- Should we use plastic containers in micro does it release dioxins, is it toxic
- Should we put water bottles in freezer does it release dioxins, is it toxic
- Using plastic wrap in microwave does it release dioxins, is it toxic
How do I minimum exposure to dioxin
Group of chemically-related compounds that are persistent environmental pollutants.
It is found throughout the world in the environment and they accumulate in the food chain, mainly in the fatty tissue of animals.
More than 90% of human exposure is through food, mainly meat and dairy products, fish and shellfish.
Its highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cancer.
- Most people have background exposure, which is not expected to affect human health.
Many national authorities have programmes in place to monitor the food supply.