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    Odd causes of cancer

    yeah I know everything causes cancer today (even breathing) but I got this in an e-mail (don't know if it's true or not but wouldn't doubt it) and thought I'd pass it on. Take it for what it is, just an article, nothing concrete or anything worth loosing sleep over.

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    From John Hopkins regarding cancer
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    > 1. No plastic containers in micro.
    >
    > 2. No water bottles in freezer.
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    > 3. No plastic wrap in microwave.
    >
    > Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This
    > information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
    > Dioxin chemicals 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.
    >
    > Recently, Dr.. 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.
    >
    > 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, plastics releases dioxin into
    > the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.
    >
    > Instead, he recommends using glass, Corning Ware 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 Saran wrap is just as dangerous when placed
    > over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the
    > high heat causes pois! onous to xins to actually melt out of the
    > plastic wrap and drip into the food.
    >
    > Cover food with a paper towel instead.
    >
    > This is an article I believe you should forward to your family and
    > friends -- anyone who is important in your life!

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    water bottles in freezer-im done for

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    Quote Originally Posted by chest6
    water bottles in freezer-im done for
    me too, that's why I posted this. I have a few in my freezer as we speak.

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    I thought no plast containers in the microwave was comon sense

    but how the f*ck is bottles in the frezeer a problem. Does the cold somehow release dioxins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johan
    I thought no plast containers in the microwave was comon sense

    but how the f*ck is bottles in the frezeer a problem. Does the cold somehow release dioxins?
    Quote Originally Posted by super article
    Don't freeze
    > your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from
    > the plastic.

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    I have to learn to read the entire thing before posting

    any chemical wizz wanna explain how that happens when freezing but not at room temp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johan
    I have to learn to read the entire thing before posting

    any chemical wizz wanna explain how that happens when freezing but not at room temp?
    I've been wondering the same thing since I read the article.

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    EUREKA!!!! article is bogus (good thing too b/c I loves to freeze my water bottles)

    http://www.jhsph.edu/publichealthnew...n_dioxins.html

    don't mind my senseless posts I'm just a post whore in training or PWIT if you will....

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    well i dont let them become frozen...just when its room temp or hot and i want a cold water 20-30 mins later

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    I think the warning not to use plastic in the microwave is autenthic however.

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    why cant u microwave plastic containers???

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    I dont have any scientific reason I just dont trust plastic in combination with microwaves Seems logical to me that something from the plastic would leak out into the food.

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    OC&PA: What about cooking with plastics?

    RH: In general, whenever you heat something you increase the likelihood of pulling chemicals out. Chemicals can be released from plastic packaging materials like the kinds used in some microwave meals. Some drinking straws say on the label “not for hot beverages.” Most people think the warning is because someone might be burned. If you put that straw into a boiling cup of hot coffee, you basically have a hot water extraction going on, where the chemicals in the straw are being extracted into your nice cup of coffee. We use the same process in the lab to extract chemicals from materials we want to analyze.

    If you are cooking with plastics or using plastic utensils, the best thing to do is to follow the directions and only use plastics that are specifically meant for cooking. Inert containers are best, for example heat-resistant glass, ceramics and good old stainless steel.

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    the containers i buy say that they are microwave safe. i guess im fine then.

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    Top 2 ............. I'm guiltly

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    Quote Originally Posted by radar1234
    the containers i buy say that they are microwave safe. i guess im fine then.
    I thought that as long as it didn't melt it was microwave safe.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUISECONTROL
    Top 2 ............. I'm guiltly
    2nd one turned out to be bogus. top one may still hold. and I'm guilty of them too

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    Question is... if it were true how many of you all would keep doing what you've been doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass junkie
    Question is... if it were true how many of you all would keep doing what you've been doing
    me. everybody dies, when you think about it cancer is really inevitable due to the build up of mutations, just some is benign other is not. I don't really care. 100 years from now no matter how healthy I try and live I'll be dead.

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    I dont do any of those things and I would avoid it aswell. I want to live long enough until they crack the mysteri of aging so I can live forever afterwards

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    I think I read a "prognosis" that every second man and every third woman of this generation will get cancer once in there lifes. Im gonna bombard myself with huge ammounts of vitamins and bioflavonoids and other anti oxidants all my life that is for sure.

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