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Old 12-09-2007, 12:24 PM
 
Location: PALM BEACH, FL.
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Back to the subject of PBDEs, that new car smell, that new shower curtain, the padding under your carpeting. These petrolium products are all treated with PBDEs of some form.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:28 PM
 
Location: PALM BEACH, FL.
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I think we do need to stop buying bottled water. I bought a water container, stainless steel I think, from a health food store and use that. I store food in glass containers as well.
If that bottle is made in Sweden by Siggo don't use it for anything that is acidic as it is made of aluminum (not stainless steel). Aluminum is thought by many to be a cause of "Alzheimer's disease"
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:50 PM
 
Location: huh?
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think about the babies that are having their plastic bottles warmed in the microwave!
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:41 AM
 
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You can google for stainless steel water bottles and come up with all kinds. The one I have is stainless steel.

nicolepsy, that is a horrible thought but so true. plastic bottles, even plastic dishes are microwaved.
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:09 AM
 
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if you cant warm up a baby bottle the old fashioned way (on the stove) then maybe old fahioned glass baby bottles would be the best bet.
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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omg...my tupperware! I need to research this some more here, I had heard long ago that plastic and microwaves could be dangerous, but it was just one source back then and I did not really think bout it, ugh!
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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i wont microwave with plastic or plastic wrap. the chemicals can seep into your foods.
And you think microwaving your food is any better? There's more potentail damage from the rays heating your food than from the plastic.

The plastic in micorwaves is as much of an urban legend as that margarine is one molecule removed from plastic. The latter may be true, but one molecule makes a huge difference in things. Carbon Dioxide which is good is onle one molecule removed from Carbon monoxide, which is poisonous. H20 is one molecule removed from Hydrogen Peroxide and so on.

Here's a reiliable article:

"The dioxins in the plastics we microwave are pretty harmless, because quite simply, they don't exist in plastic.

"There is essentially no evidence that there are dioxins in these plastic materials," says Halden.

That's right -- nada -- which means when heated in the microwave, it's next to impossible for them to be released."

Mixing Plastic and Food: An Urban Legend? (http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20050704/mixing-plastic-and-food-an-urban-legend - broken link)
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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think about the babies that are having their plastic bottles warmed in the microwave!
Any halfway decent parent wouldn't micorwave plastic bottles because of hot spots which can occur in the formula.
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:26 AM
 
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i try not to microwave either. there are TONS of people who microwave baby bottles.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Also, there are so many chemical ingredients in our food supply right now that the last thing you need to worry about is the container in which your food is cooked.
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