By Kerri-Ann Jennings, March 27, 2012 - 4:04pm
Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet.
Here’s today’s tip:
Tip 4: Tackle Your Plastic Container Collection
Many plastic containers contain BPA (bisphenol A), a chemical that’s a known endocrine disruptor, which could be linked to prostate and breast cancer, infertility, heart disease and diabetes. Set aside containers marked with recycling code “7” and not labeled BPA-free and retire them from food-storage duty. And when it’s time to clean them, take the time to hand-wash any plastic food-storage containers. A 2003 study found that plastic bottles released more BPA after they were cleaned in the dishwasher. (Find out 9 green must-have items for your kitchen.)
More tips to say bye-bye to BPA:
For more Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge tips, visit the Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge landing page.