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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2004, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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>Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in their newsletters.

>This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

>Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer. Especially breast cancer. Don't freeze
>plastic water bottles with water in them as this also releases dioxin from
>the plastic. Dr. Edward Fujimoto from Castle hospital was on a TV program
>explaining this health hazard. (He is the manager of the Wellness Program
>at the hospital.) He was talking about dioxins and how bad they are for us.
>He said we should not heat our food in the microwave using plastic
>containers. This applies particularly to foods that contain fat. He said
>that the combination of fat, high heat and plastics releases dioxin into
>the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Dioxin are carcinogens
>and highly toxic to the cells of our bodies. Instead, he recommends using
>glass, Corning Ware, or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the
>same results ..without the dioxin.
>So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be
>removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad
>but you don't know what is in the paper. Just safer to use tempered glass,
>Corning Ware, etc.
>Remember when some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam
>containers to paper? The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. To add to
>this: Saran wrap placed over foods as they are nuked, with the high heat,
>actually drips poisonous toxins into the food, use paper towels instead.
>Please pass this on to your family & friends.
Pretty interesting.


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2004, 06:33 PM
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I think this is a lot of BS, ALL restaurants hotels and fast food places use plastic wrap on everything and a major percentage use plastic containers for storage and reheating in microwaves. We would all have cancer. There was a big deal about using aluminium pots and bowls because it's said it causes alzimers (sp?), more BS. Everybody reheats stuff in the microwave using tupperware, that means that everyone who has cancer has done it too. You can find a way to make everything bad.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2004, 11:59 PM
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That's why you don't cook with nutrasweet either. When heated it breaks down to a dioxin like substance. Don't let cans of diet pop get to hot either. I used to race (Sailboats) with a mess of Shell and Amoco oil phd chemists that were very down on dioxin. We used to call diet Coke, Dioxin Cola.

Alan, toxins add up and not every one will get hit. It's all about improving your odds, but the odds are several other things will kill you first. If it's easy and better why not?

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Originally Posted by Ocean
"Please pass this on to your family & friends."
Tell-tale sign of yet another internet hoax.

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