Thursday, March 13, 2008

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins

I just got this email from a friend after lunch I just want to share it with you...

Cancer News from Johns Hopkins

1. No Plastic Containers in Microwave Ovens



2. No Water Bottles in the Freezer
3. No Plastic Wrap in the Microwave Oven


A dioxin chemical 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.

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Recently, 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. 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 body...

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

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6 comments:

babe_kl said...

dats wat we do, cover food wid wet paper towel which create steam dat wont dry out the food. work well for steaming baos else they'll turn rock hard.

suesue said...

I also read this before real scarry ya and I bought a lot of the Tupperware brand at home. But now hardly used for microwaving usually will transfer to a ceramic plate when I wan to do the heating up in microwave.

YozoraNiteSky said...

babe: yeah... i tried to swallow those rock hard baos.. what a challenge

suesue: heard that cannot use the metal things to handle sour stuff like assam laksa ...true ah you think?

Raising Mercury said...

Hhhmm... use paper towel instead of saran wrap while microwave-ing... thats a good solution =)

by the way... what nowadays doesnt cause cancer? everything seems to bring on cancer... its scary..

YozoraNiteSky said...

it is definitely scary but true.. i already know of several personal friends/relatives..come to think of it, almost as many as 10 who have had some form of cancer and some have succumbed to it :(..it is very sad

Anonymous said...

Boy! You guys will believe anything huh?

This story is a hoax. Looks at this link from Johns Hopkins that says it's a hoax where they tried to use the medical research facility to validate the bogus info.

http://www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org/news/index.cfm?documentid=866&newstype=News%20Releases&action=showthisitem

Stupid people on the internet will post stories like these without even bothering to fact check them. There is no proof nor published scientific studies that link cancer to using plastic containers in the microwave.