I wonder about those myths, too, but I figure if there's potential for issues and I can avoid it, I will. There's so much we can't avoid anymore!Raleighsmom said:
No kidding. I think that the plastics sold for use around food are supposed to be safe - at least this week... But who knows for sure. I never used teflon because I had concerns, even as a kid (after watching the pan lose its coating and realizing that it probably ended up on my plate), and the latest info is that it's questionable after all.Cinsmom said:It's not a myth. I took a class on the repair of vinyl dolls this last summer from a plastics chemical engineer. There is a chemical in some plastics that will break down and travel to the air, to your food and it is in most liquid make up. I try not it use anything around food that has plastic in it, hot or not. It goes by a couple of different names and not all plastics have it in it, but I'm not that savvy to know what plastic is good and what is bad, so I avoid all of it around hot food. It's called Diethylene something (I'll have to get my notes) - I remember the initials -DEP.
DEP was classified as a know carcinogen until the 50's or 60's sometime and was banned from manufacturing. It's been changed to a probable carcinogen and can now be used. :?: :!:
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