Plastics Update

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Plastics are everywhere and there is a new published study about it's potentially harmful effects. Dr. Will Clower has some advice on plastics leaching in foods and its effects. He recommends using glassware whenever possible. The milky, softer plastics are better than clear, hard plastic. He warns never heating foods in plastic because the heat releases an epoxy in plastics that leeches into the food in the container. Baby sippy cups are as dangerous as are plastic bottles. Dr. Clower explains that there is a battle between scientists and studies that have contradictory claims. The truth is that the outcome of the study is dependent on whomever is funding the study. When the plastics industry funds the research, plastics come out as okay. He is the author of The Fat Fallacy and his focus is on nutrition.

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