Containers for food lies latent threat

Is it safe to cook food in bags or reheat it in the microwave in a container, as do office workers? Scientists from the US Laura Vandenberg urging people not to take risks and do not eat food, heat-treated in the plastic.

Professor of the Department of health and environmental protection environment of the University of Massachusetts, Laura Vandenberg said that eating food that is cooked or reheated in direct contact with the plastic containers - dangerous for health. "In this case, it is likely to enter the food chemicals from certain types of plastic, such as bisphenol A and phthalates", - she noted.

We note that the European Agency for Food Safety characterizes bisphenol A component as safe as it rapidly cleaved by the body and excreted in the urine. But Vandenberg doubt that the chemical is harmless and does not affect health. It appeals to a number of scientific studies showing that chemicals affect hormones, potentially increasing the risk of cancer, diabetes and obesity.

Laura Vandenberg supported another American expert on healthy eating Alan Aragon. He said that there is no experimental evidence to support the safety of bifsenola And for people. The expert advised not to have a habit of warm food in plastic containers, because it is fraught with unintended and dangerous consequences.

"The problem is that in order to determine the real state of affairs we must be prepared to ensure that research participants can be poisoned. Therefore, all the studies carried out on animals, and they can be considered controversial, "- specified the specialist.