Sunday, June 19, 2005

Plastic or is it Plastique

Alright, this is going to be a tough one. Researchers have found that two of the most common chemicals found in plastic food containers can cause breast cancer in women and abnormal genital development in baby boys. Bisphenol-A (BPA) and Phthalates are the culprits. As many of you are aware, due to my ranting, chemicals, preservatives and other unnatural products taken in the body can cause mutation of cells and over time can lead to cancer. Over a longer period of time, it is my opinion, that these chemicals will alter DNA in the body causing genetic changes that show up generations from now. What to do about this? Do everything you can to eliminate plastic containers from your food stuff. At my house, we are trying to get into the habit of using pyrex glass containers to store our food in. And my wife has spent quite a few hours on E-bay trying to locate glass baby bottles. Remember them? The number one thing you should never, ever do is microwave your food in a plastic container. The microwaves cause the harmful plastics to directly leak into your food. I warned you this was going to be a tough one. It is not the easiest thing to eliminate or cut down on plastic. But it will be worth yours and your family's while.


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