Is Plastic Safe For Storing Food Items?

Is Plastic Safe For Storing Food Items?

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If we start looking in our kitchen, we will come across plastic components quite often. It is a common practice to at least keep a whole shelf or drawer for the reusable plastic containers. They are thought to be a great choice for heating the food and then storing the leftovers too. The lightweight plastic bottles look handy and light weight but this love for plastic has darker side too.

We are so much used to the plastic collectibles that we find it hard to switch to other alternatives. We must not be overwhelmed by going through the list of advantages as a realistic homemaker has to consider the bad side of the all that you are using.

The threats of plastic

Many people are not aware of the fact that the plastic accessories are the home to rich chemicals. As they heat the food or any other item along with the plastic container then you must expect dangerous chemicals making home into the food items enclosed within the container. The researches and surveys have revealed that it is due to these chemicals that the ratio of breast cancer and the fertility cases is rapidly increasing in the world. The chemicals released with the heating of plastics can curse the health of those who are already weak or fighting for a strong immunity like the expecting moms, young kids, the elderly or those already suffering from some disease.

BPA, the beginning to the problem

It is said that all this happens due to the BPA. There are mixed reviews related to BPA inclusion in the plastic bottles. If on one hand there are experts who support the BPA saying that it makes no harm in our lives then on the other hand some still are staunch believers of the fact that it is important to stay away from the plastic due to the presence of BPA. It does not matter that whether you are using the plastic bottle or the plastic container all of these are said to have BPA rich accessories for the home and especially the kitchen.

There is a safe standard of BPA but going beyond this can surely be a health challenge. The outer tissues already have naturally suitable level of BPA.  Ingesting additional BPA through plastic is not required by the body so it can turn out to be a health challenge.

Conclusion

Plastic is not just the complete and long lasting solution to our problems. The life of the plastic is too short. They won’t stay with you for a long time. If you keep heating and cooling the plastic the chemicals keep discharging from the plastic in use. As these chemicals in the container breakdown they start moving into the food within the container. This can transform the ease into a hazardous solution instead.