Doctors are always eager to publish the newest-and-greatest warnings. While it may be inconvenient to hear different opinions on whether butter is healthy or not, for example, the main reason for this is that research improves all the time. As physicians, scientists, and researchers have better technology and techniques to conduct study, they continue to refine their findings and issue them to the public.
It may become infuriating and aggravating as we learn how every aspect of our home may give us cancer or kill us. It’s tough to keep up with everything – especially when parents want to do their best for their children.
My family always puts leftovers in a plastic container after eating. We then keep it in the fridge and reheat it the next day for lunch. It’s an excellent method to save money while also preventing food from going to waste.
This was previously thought to be a poor idea. We should never utilize these plastic containers to reheat food or store leftovers because they put our children’s health at risk. This study was conducted by the Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and may motivate you to tidy out your cabinets.
Over the last decade, people have become more aware of the hazards of plastics. You’re probably familiar with BPA and how it can harm your health. And celebrities are leading the charge, including Kourtney Kardashian.
“If anything needs to be heated up, I prefer to use the oven, stovetop, or toaster oven instead (of the microwave). I read that toxins from plastic containers can be transferred to food when reheated (this applies to BPA-free plastic containers too.”
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is well aware of the dangers of plastic containers. However, not only do BPA and phthalates pose a risk to our health, but so can containers and plastics referred to as “microwave-safe.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a study on how children are most vulnerable to the dangers of plastic.
“(BPA) can act like estrogen in the body and potentially change the timing of puberty, decrease fertility, increase body fat, and affect the nervous and immune systems.”
Phthalates are just as dangerous for your health. If you aren’t aware, they’re a chemical used to make plastic seem more flexible.
“(Phthalates) may affect male genital development, increase childhood obesity, and contribute to cardiovascular disease.”
That was the case with my own parents. They were shocked to hear about it, and then the doctors dropped the bombshell – putting these plastic containers in the dishwasher can promote chemical leaching and cause irreversible damage to one’s health.
So, what can parents do? Invest in your health and use glass containers. They won’t suffer from the same issues as plastic containers. Furthermore, they might help to make your leftovers more attractive.
Glass prices will continue to drop as more people demand manufacturers to switch from plastic to glass. However, if you do some online research, you’ll discover some alternatives that are not too pricey.