Prepared Food Heated in Plastic
It’s so easy to just toss a plastic container with last night’s meal in the microwave when time is of the essence. But the only place food that has been heated in a plastic container should go is the trash. As mentioned earlier, plastic breaks down over time and releases a very toxic chemical. When the food is heated in the plastic container, those chemicals are absorbed by your food. Take the extra minute or two and remove the cold food from the plastic container and place it in a microwave-safe dish. Your health is worth that extra step.