The Doc Answers your Questions

Q. What are the safest ways to microwave food?

A. Glass and porcelain are the safest containers. Plastic containers, especially those marked with the recycle code "3" or "7", can contain PBA -which has been linked to reproductive health problems - so stay away from those. Single-use containers, like those that come with frozen dinners, are particularly prone to degrade at high temps.

    It may be better to cover the food with a paper towel rather than plastic wrap (such as saran wrap). If the plastic wrap touches the food, it can transfer chemicals to the food it touches.

                                                                                                       Dr. Delores Barbeau

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   I am Delores Barbeau, a physician who works (and laughs and tells stories and...) at Neighborhood Connections.

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