Plastic Bottles are Dangerous to our Health

Recently an email has been circulating that I think we should all know and share!  Not only are plastic bottles the top land fill culprit, it has been discovered that they are very dangerous to our health: Plastic containers that are placed in freezing or hot places release highly carcinogenic toxin called dioxin that goes straight into the food and water that we consume.  Dioxin chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to cells in our bodies. Do not freeze plastic bottles with water in them or leave them in a hot car as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Do not microwave using plastic containers…..  This especially applies to foods that contain fat.  The combination of fat, high heat and plastic releases dioxin into the food. Use a stainless steel canteen or a glass bottle instead of plastic! Use  glass, such as Pyrex or ceramiccontainers for heating food… You get the same result, but without the dioxin. So, such things as TV dinners, instant soups, etc., should be removed from their containers and heated in something else.. Plastic wrap, such as Cling film, 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. In honor of this important information, here are some of my favorite “safe” containers: I don’t go anywhere without my SIGG bottles.  They travel well, are easy to clean with baking soda and come in many awesome designs that are updated yearly. These glass containers are oven and microwave safe (without the lid) and inexpensive at Crate and Barrel.    
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