Plastics – they’re a big part of our modern, ultra-convenient society. Think for a moment about how prevalent they are in your home; no let’s just narrow that down to your kitchen. Water bottles…food storage containers…food storage bags (think Ziploc style)…canisters (think coffee, flours, sugar, etc)… baby bottles… sippy cups…certain cooking and eating utensils…insulated coffee mugs…plates…bowls…even the splatter guard so many of us have in our microwave ovens to save us some cleaning time every week. I’m sure we could continue…what else can you think of? The point here is that plastic is very abundant in our kitchens; coming in direct contact with our foods.
Now, I know certain plastics have their place and many do great good in society, but the question I want to leave you with today is how much do you really know about the plastics you use daily, some even hourly, in your home? Could they be doing you or your child harm? Your spouse? Other family members?