Killer Cling Wrap???

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  • Xandria

    Killer Cling Wrap

    As a seventh grade student, Claire Nelson learned that
    di(ethylhexyl)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?"
    Three years later, with encouragement from her high school science
    teacher, Claire set out to test what the FDA had not. Although she had an
    idea for studying the effect of microwave radiation on plastic-wrapped
    food, she did not have the equipment. Eventually, Jon Wilkes at the
    National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson, Arkansas, agreed
    to help her. The research center, which is affiliated with the FDA, let
    her use its facilities to perform her experiments, which involved
    microwaving plastic wrap in virgin olive oil.
    Claire tested four different plastic wraps and "found not just the
    carcinogens but also xenoestrogen was migrating [into the oil]...."
    Xenoestrogens are linked to low sperm counts in men and to breast cancer
    in women.
    Throughout her junior and senior years, Claire made a couple of trips
    each week to the research center, which was 25 miles from her home, to
    work on her experiment. An article in Options reported that "her analysis
    found that DEHA was migrating into the oil at between 200 parts and 500
    parts per million.
    The FDA standard is 0.05 parts per billion." Her summarized results have
    been published in science journals. Claire Nelson received the American
    Chemical Society's top science prize for students during her junior year
    and fourth place at the International Science and Engineering Fair (Fort
    Worth, Texas) as a senior. "Carcinogens -- At 10,000,000 Times FDA
    Limits" Options May 2000. Published by People Against Cancer,
    On Channel 2 (Huntsville, AL) they had a Dr. Edward Fujimoto from Castle
    Hospital on the program. 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 ultimately 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. 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 of the reasons. Pass
    this on to your friends ..
    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 a paper
    towel instead.

    Interesting.. and I thought certain foods would kill ya.

    .o0( things that make you think..hum)


  • Mac

    In light of research i have abandoned my microwave!

    mac, of the i can wait a few more minutes class

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