Wednesday, September 14, 2005

CANCER NEWS FROM JOHN HOPKINS

No plastic containers in microwave
No plastic water bottles in freezer
No plastic wrap in microwave

Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer, especially breast cancer.

Don't freeze your plastic water bottles with water as this releases dioxins in the plastic. Dr. Edward Fujimoto from Castle Hospital was on a TV program explaining this health hazard. (He is the manager of the Wellness Program at the hospital.) He was talking 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 applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat and plastics releases dioxinsinto the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

Dioxins are carcinogens and highly toxic to the cells of our bodies. Instead, he recommends using glass, Corning Ware or
ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, without the dioxins.

So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups,
etc., should beremoved from the container and heated in something else.
Paper isn't bad, but you don't know what's in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.

He said we might remember when some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

To add to this, Saran wrap placed over foods as they are nuked, with the high heat, actually drips poisonous toxins into the food; use paper towels.

2 Comments:

At 7:54 AM, Anonymous Jennifer said...

How can you support this information? do you have a link from John Hopkins?

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger CreativeWonders said...

I received this as an email a while back and never gave it much thought beyond the initial shudder and "Well, I guess I am doomed reaction." Interestingly enough, since you posted I have been fishing around a little to find out if this is indeed true. It turns out the email I received was a urban myth - yet, there are a few people I have talked to who insist that it is true (apparently even esteemed biology teachers). So! If you happen to chance upon this page at a later date, I would like to hear what you think.

 

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