Quick Tips / Containing Food Safely

plasticIf you think buying plastic products labeled BPA free puts you in the clear, think again. A 2011 study in Environmental Health Perspectives shows the majority of plastic products still capable of leaching health hazardous chemicals-even those advertised as being BPA free.

To stay on the safer side, avoid exposing your plastics to heat (re-heating leftovers in the microwave) and storing food in plastic that has significant wear and tear (scratches or bubbling). Alternatively, consider nixing plastic containers altogether and replace them with more Eco-friendly options, such as glass or stainless steel.

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