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Chemicals in Food Packaging

Chemicals in Food Packaging

Dear Annie, Do I need to worry about the plastics I use for food storage? I’ve been reading a lot about the dangers of plastics recently. –Sally, MI

Yes, especially if you are of child bearing years or serving food to children. Chemicals from food packaging can migrate into the food, especially from hot fatty food. For example, I frequently would travel with bread and cheese. The cheese would be in its plastic bag, and I still remember the taste of plastic in the cheese on a hot day. Check out the tips about this that I have stored on Care2:
12 Tips to Reduce Food Contamination from Packaging.

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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11:58AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

Again, let's make sure our representatives in Congress work to protect us from the industry!!!

5:00AM PST on Dec 4, 2012

its sad that almost nothing is really "Safe" nowadays

4:58AM PST on Dec 4, 2012

not too much is safe these days

1:53AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

Thank you

10:54AM PDT on May 3, 2012

thanks =D

5:10PM PDT on Mar 11, 2012


12:19AM PST on Feb 27, 2012

thanks for the article

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