The safety of plastic food containers
In Nicaragua and the region as a whole, food and water in plastic containers are the norm. I just read an article talking about issues with such containers.
The article paints a pretty scary picture of the use of plastic containers. What I see in Nicaragua makes is a bit scarier. For example
- Non-food grade containers (which has included old antifreeze jugs) used for drinking water.
- Non food-grade plastic bags (garbage bags) being used for food.
- Food being heated in a microwave in non-food grade containers.
In any case, the article gives you something to think about and it is mostly about safe watter bottles.
DEHF is apparently not alone in causing significant damage to the endocrine system, as the team was unable to identify this chemical as being specifically anti-androgenic. What this suggests is that there is some other chemical, or chemical combination, being leeched into bottled water that is interfering with the body's chemical signaling system, which is, of course, responsible for hormone production and use within the body.