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    Subject: Cancer News From Johns Hopkins

    I don't know if true or a hoax but I think i'm going to change my habits anyway. I use plastic very often, - Also, including using aluminum pans (area hospitals have been throwing away brand new aluninum cooking utensils at metal recyclers - it's been reported)


    No plastics in micro.
    > > > No water bottles in freezer.
    > > > No plastic wrap in micro.
    > > >
    > > > Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in
    > their newsletters worth
    > > > noting... This information is being circulated
    > at Walter Reed Army
    > > > Medical Center.
    > > >
    > > > Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer, especially
    > breast cancer. Don't freeze
    > > > your plastic water bottles with water as this
    > also releases dioxins in
    > > >the plastic.
    > > >
    > > > Dr. Edward Fujimoto from Castle hospital was on
    > a TV program explaining
    > > > this health hazard. (He is the manager of the
    > Wellness Program at the
    > > > hospital.)
    > > >
    > > > He was talking 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 applies to foods that contain fat. He said
    > that the combination of
    > > > fat, high heat and plastics releases dioxins
    > into the food and
    > > > into the cells of the body. Dioxins are
    > carcinogens and highly toxic to
    > > > the cells of our bodies. Instead, he recommends
    > using glass, Corning
    > > > Ware, or ceramic containers for heating food.
    > You get the same results,
    > > > without the dioxins.
    > > >
    > > > 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 said we
    > might remember when some
    > > > of the fast food restaurants moved away from the
    > foam containers to paper.
    > > > The dioxin problem is one if the reasons.
    > > >
    > > > To add to this, Saran wrap placed over foods as
    > they are nuked, with the
    > > > high heat, actually drips poisonous toxins into
    > the food. Use paper towels.
    > > >
    > > > Pass this on to your family & friends & those
    > that are important in you
    > > > life.
    >
    edit - hmmm. maybe a hoax - http://www.snopes.com/toxins/plastic.htm

    but if you scroll down to here:
    As a seventh grade student, Claire Nelson learned that di-ethyl-hexyl-adepate (DEHA), considered a carcinogen, is found in plastic wrap. She also learned that the FDA had never studied the effect of microwave cooking on plastic-wrapped food. Claire began to wonder: "Can cancer-causing particles seep into food covered with household plastic wrap while it is being microwaved?"
    Last edited by lynchknot; November 24th, 2004 at 01:37 AM.

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    I dunno. Can't hurt to yield to the safeside...

    As for plastic water in the freezer I do that all the time.. it makes it ice cold Oh well.

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    I had heard some of that before. Like BB said "Better safe than sorry". But the plastic bottles in the freezer thingy...Aren't ice trays all plastic now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik
    But the plastic bottles in the freezer thingy...Aren't ice trays all plastic now?
    Hell the inside of my freezer is all plastic So i guess it's full of carcinogens

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    some plastic better than others. (I think thickness and purpose counts)

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    Hoax cfm'd

    It is a hoax, well over two years old.

    See: http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar...tic_dioxin.htm

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