Dioxin ....


News from Johns Hop­kins:

  1. No pla­stic con­tai­ners in micro. 
  2. No water bot­t­les in freezer. 
  3. No pla­stic wrap in microwave. 

Johns Hop­kins has recent­ly sent this out in its news­let­ters. This infor­ma­ti­on is being cir­cu­la­ted at Wal­ter Reed Army Medi­cal Cen­ter as well. 

Dioxin che­mi­cals cau­ses can­cer, espe­cial­ly bre­ast can­cer. Dioxins are high­ly poi­son­ous to the cells of our bodies. Don't free­ze your pla­stic bot­t­les with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.

Recent­ly, Dr. Edward Fuji­mo­to, Well­ness Pro­gram Mana­ger at Cast­le Hospi­tal, was on a TV pro­gram to exp­lain this health hazard. He tal­ked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be hea­ting our food in the micro­wa­ve using pla­stic containers.

This espe­cial­ly app­lies to foods that con­tain fat. He said that the com­bi­na­ti­on of fat, high heat, and pla­stics releases dioxin into the food and ulti­mate­ly into the cells of the body. Ins­tead, he recom­mends using glass, such as Corning Ware*, Pyrex** or cer­a­mic con­tai­ners for hea­ting food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV din­ners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be remo­ved from the con­tai­ner and hea­ted in some­thing else.
Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tem­pe­red glass, Corning Ware, etc.

He remin­ded us that a while ago some of the fast food restau­rants moved away from the foam con­tai­ners to paper. The dioxin pro­blem is one of the rea­sons. Also, he poin­ted out that pla­stic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dan­ge­rous when pla­ced over foods to be coo­ked in the micro­wa­ve. As the food is nuked, the high heat cau­ses poi­son­ous toxins to actual­ly melt out of the pla­stic wrap and drip into the food.
Cover food with a paper towel instead.

* Corning Ware = Koch­ge­schirr aus behan­del­tem Glas mit Keramik-Charakter; 
** Pyrex = Glas-Kochgeschirr.


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