According to the ‘Daily Mail’ newspaper, Cancer Research UK, a British charity dedicated to cancer research, has claimed that chemicals from plastic containers and containers leach into food and drink when exposed to high temperatures. The organization warns that microwaving food in plastic containers can cause health problems such as cancer or loss of fertility and impair fetal development.
The researchers note that the chemical of greatest concern is bisphenol A (BPA), widely used in the manufacture of plastics. According to scientists, this element mimics the effects of the female sex hormone estrogen in the human body. Laboratory studies have also linked BPA to breast and prostate cancer and early sexual development in women.
A study published in the journal ‘Environmental Health Perspectives’, for its part, has shown that even inside the dishwasher the compound of 95% of plastic utensils becomes less stable and its particles could pass into food after being washed.