I don’t know if it’s my imagination, but it seems throughout the last 30 or 40 years, the incidents of the possible harmful effects mentioned below have increased a lot!
“First, you should know that a 2011 study found that all plastics leech a detectable amount of chemicals that can cause something known as estrogenic activity, or EA. That is, chemicals that mimic estrogen, which if ingested can cause adverse health effects like early puberty in women, reduced sperm counts in men and increase the risk of ovarian, breast, testicular and prostate cancer. The key word here, however, is “detectable” and not “dangerous” — since it’s yet to be determined what a “dangerous” level of EA-causing chemicals are.”
From the article:
What Would Happen If You Microwaved A Non-Microwave-Safe Container?
The microwave is powerful, plastic can melt. It’s not exactly crazy to feel a little apprehensive every time you go to reheat some food in a takeout container.