Do you eat lunch from a plastic box? Most Israelis go to work with a plastic box full of food from home, for convenience, but does this convenience endanger our health? The long-standing rumors about the fear of overheating in plastic utensils as well as the encounter between hot food and cold plastic utensils, turn out today (Tuesday) to be true, and the expert dietitian of 103FM, Dr. Maya Roseman, Explained to her listeners why.
“Find a substance that is found in some plastic vessels called phthalates,” she first explained about the source of the risk in vessels made from the popular material. “It’s in boxes, food packaging, cosmetics, children’s toys, water pipes, bottles of drinks,” she explained.
Roseman shared with her listeners the results of a scientific study conducted on the subject: “Among 5,300 people aged 60-50 who were exposed to a large amount of these plastics, they found a 14% higher risk of mortality. According to the study, the amount of phthalates in the blood of people who ordered mostly fast food “Avi was 35% higher than people who ate home-cooked food.”
So what can be done to avoid those phthalates that are dangerous to our health? The expert dietitian sent her listeners with health advice: “The less industrialized food, the less you can order from restaurants and takeaways, store food at home in glass or ceramic vessels and not in plastic vessels, And of course not to heat in the microwave with plastic utensils at all, if possible. “
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