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15 Simple Ways to Clean Up Your Kitchen (Page 7)

Choose Glass Over Plastic to Avoid BPA

6. Choose Glass Over Plastic to Avoid BPA

BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical traditionally used to make hard, clear plastics—including food containers, reusable water bottles and some baby bottles—and the resins lining some food cans. It leaches into food when containers are scratched or heated. An easy way to avoid it is to store and reheat food in glass containers instead of plastic ones. Reuse what you have—pasta-sauce jars are great for holding leftovers, for example.

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