What happens when you microwave non microwavable plastic?

How to know if a tupperware is microwave safe

A message that is circulating through our messaging systems warns that the American Medical Association has the answers to the causes of cancer. It warns that the consumption of hot drinks in plastic cups, hot food in plastic containers or heating food in plastic containers is the cause of 52 types of cancer… Not one more, not one less, a precise and suspicious fact.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are synthetic compounds that have been shown to be toxic with cumulative effects, non-biodegradable and that can cause immune dysfunctions, hormonal and neurological alterations and possible carcinogenic effects with cumulative effects. They are synthetic compounds used mainly as coolants and lubricants.

Dioxins: unlike PCBs, dioxins can have a natural origin, they are also by-products of a series of chemical reactions, usually combustion. Their effect on the organism can cause immunotoxicity, alter the endocrine and reproductive systems and have a potential carcinogenic effect.

Heating food in plastic containers causes cancer

More than one without a doubt!!!!.    The microwave heating of food in plastic containers is very common nowadays because it is a very practical system to have the food cooked in a short space of time, allowing to improvise a quick meal when you do not have time or desire to cook…

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Water bottles, trays, film-films…, precooked or cooked food containers… etc., if heated or exposed to high ambient temperatures, run the risk of decomposition of the plastic that covers them and the formation of undesirable substances such as dioxins and other toxins that can migrate into the food.

The need to manufacture packaging today is very great. Food packaging is any material used to contain, transport and store food products, from the raw material to the finished product, and from the manufacturer to the consumer. Packaging also makes it possible to maintain and even extend the life of the food and preserve its nutritional qualities by providing physical protection and adequate information to prevent contamination of the food it contains.

Plastic releasing when heated

More than one without a doubt!!!!.    The microwave heating of food in plastic containers is very common nowadays because it is a very practical system to have the food cooked in a short space of time, allowing to improvise a quick meal when you do not have time or desire to cook…

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Water bottles, trays, film-films…, precooked or cooked food containers… etc., if heated or exposed to high ambient temperatures, run the risk of decomposition of the plastic that covers them and the formation of undesirable substances such as dioxins and other toxins that can migrate into the food.

The need to manufacture packaging today is very great. Food packaging is any material that is used to contain, transport and store food products, from raw material to finished product, and from the manufacturer to the consumer. Packaging also makes it possible to maintain and even extend the life of the food and preserve its nutritional qualities by providing physical protection and adequate information to prevent contamination of the food it contains.

Why not to heat plastic in microwave ovens

In fact, experts warn that there are twelve things we should never heat in the microwave, such as eggs in the shell or a glass of water. Here’s what the rest are and why:

If we heat a hot chili pepper in the microwave or a dish containing pieces of it on top, experts warn that due to the large amounts of capsaicin it releases, when we open the door of the appliance our eyes could water. So that this does not happen, the OCU recommends that once the cooking is finished we leave the microwave door open for a while so that the vapors are released and that we do not approach the face to the plate.

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The containers of some precooked foods are made of expanded polystyrene (the typical white trays). This product is not prepared to be used in the microwave, because it does not support the high temperatures that are produced inside. Experts recommend that when in doubt about a package, check that it is microwave safe (information that appears as an icon on the walls of the container, usually with a drawing of the appliance).