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29 Things You Think Cause Cancer but Don’t

Reader's Digest Canada Logo By Lauren Cahn of Reader's Digest Canada | Slide 2 of 29: Since at least 2002, people have been afraid to microwave foods in plastic containers and plastic wrap under the mistaken impression that it will release cancer-causing chemicals into their food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strictly regulates plastic food containers and approves the ones marked 'microwave safe.' This means the plastic is free of DEHA and dioxins, according to the ACS.

Microwaving plastics

Since at least 2002, people have been afraid to microwave foods in plastic containers and plastic wrap under the mistaken impression that it will release cancer-causing chemicals into their food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strictly regulates plastic food containers and approves the ones marked 'microwave safe.' This means the plastic is free of DEHA and dioxins, according to the ACS.
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