CANCER NEWS - FROM JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL > > JUST A REMINDER....... > > ***No plastics in micro. > *** No water bottles in freezer. > *** No plastic wrap in micro. > Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in their newsletter worth noting. > > This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. > Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Don't freeze your plastic water bottles with water as this also releases dioxins 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 said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This applies to foods that contain fat. The combination of fat, high heat and plastics releases dioxins into the food and ultimately into our body cells. Dioxins are highly toxic carcinogens. > > Instead, he recommends using glass, Corning Ware, or ceramic containers for heating food. 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 it. It's just safer to use tempered glass or ceramics. > 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 food; use paper towels. > > **Pass this on to your family & friends & those that are important in your life.