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    Default Wondering about plastics...???

    Ok, there was a blurb of info on the local news last night about BPA in plastics and how harmful it is...from the report I got that BPA is found in common plastic food containers, water storage bottles, aluminum can linings, etc... And that as you re-use the container it breaks down and seeps into your food/beverage more and more.

    I'm just wondering if we have any scientists or health practitioners out there in FV who know more about this? Is it really a danger? I went searching and found some articles that say it can cause your body to produce estrogen. That can't be good...amongst other hazards...

    I don't want to "over-react"...anyone have any info?

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    My mother (almost 80) has always been distrustful of plastics. She only likes to store things in glass containers.

    I'd like to hear more about this also...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikandmari View Post
    My mother (almost 80) has always been distrustful of plastics. She only likes to store things in glass containers.

    I'd like to hear more about this also...
    It turns out that 'Mom' was right.

    The problem it that plastic in not really solid in the same way glass is,or
    metal, it's porus at the atomic level which allow for leaching of chemicals
    into some foods. The more acid a food has the worse the leaching so
    keep these foods in glass or ceramic if you are storing them long term

    Any foods that need to be stored long term should be in glass,ceramic or
    tinned metal containers to ensure food safety. Short term storage is ok
    but not great.

    I smoke a pipe and have learned the hard way not to store my tobacco in
    anything but glass.


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