Friday, June 2, 2023

How good of an idea it is to heat food in plastic containers?

One of the most frequently asked questions when preparing food is whether it is safe to store or heat it in plastic containers.

According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the hidden dangers of using containers made of this material is due to the fact that in them. has a serious presence of BPA bisgenol A, a chemical commonly used to make some polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.

“Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and drinks, such as water bottles. It is also possible that they are used in other consumer goods,” explains the health institution.

He also drew attention to epoxy resins, because they are usually present inside metal containers, such as food cans, some bottle caps, and in the health sector, they are often used to make seals. , so the residue released by these utensils ends up in the stomach.

“Some research shows that bisphenol A it can leak into food or drinks from containers made with bisphenol A. Exposure to bisphenol A is a concern because of potential effects on brain and prostate health in fetuses, infants, and children,” the Clinic noted.

In addition, the health center assures, this chemical substance can have an impact on the behavior of minors, and can accelerate the risk of suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes type 2 and cardiovascular diseases.

“However, The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that bisphenol A is safe at low levels found in some foods. This assessment is based on a review of hundreds of studies”, added the Mayo Clinic and that the FDA continues to evaluate the scientific evidence collected so far.

Therefore, the American clinical recommendation to reduce exposure to bisphenol A is to reduce the use of heat in plastic containers and prefer to use those already available on the market that do not contain this substance, or if not, wait for the food to cool down first you put it in the containers, then put it in the refrigerator and do not heat it in the microwave.

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