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Cancer News >From Johns Hopkins

No plastics in microwave.

No water bottles in freezer.

No plastic wrap in microwave.

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in their newsletters worth
noting... This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army
Medical Center.

Dioxin Carcinogens causes cancer, especially breast
cancer. Don\'t freeze your plastic water bottles with water as this also
releases dioxin in 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 dioxin and how bad they are for us. He said that we
should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers.

This applies 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 
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. It\'s just
safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He said we might 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 

use paper towels.

Pass this on to your family & friends & those that are important in 
your life.

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