Cancer update -- Johns Hopkins
1. No plastic containers in
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic
wrap in microwave.
Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its
information is being circulated at Walter
Reed Army Medical Center as well.
Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially
breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of
our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in
them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.
Recently, Dr. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto,
Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV
program to explain this health hazard. He talked 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 especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said
that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases
dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the
Instead, he recommends using glass, such as
Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.
You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such
things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be
removed from the container and heated in something else.
Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is
in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning
Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast
food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper.
The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. Also, he pointed out
that plastic wrap, such as Saran, 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.