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Re: Theos-World Cancer producing agents - Plastic

Aug 29, 2005 11:24 AM
by Jayananda Hiranandani

Dear Fellow Seekers:

I have read with interest the messages on the subject. I wish to supplement as follows.

One of the suggestions is to use a wooden container in the microwave oven. While I am not a chemist or a chemical engineer, I have the following thought.

Both plastic and wood are polymers. They are synthetic and natural polymers respectively.

Now if wood does not produce the harmful effect of dioxin but synthetic plastic does, then would it not be worth investigating why wood does not do it. It would be equally scientific to find out the cause for the difference. This would a search for truth, at least in the scientific sense, if not in the theosophical sense.Thus, this may suggest a way to modify plastics to avoid dioxin.

Thanking you.
Yours cordially,
Jayananda H. Hiranandani

Cass Silva <> wrote:
Thought I would pass this on as I have been very suspicious about the effects of microwaves for many years and avoid using it at all.



No plastic containers in microwave

No plastic water bottles in freezer

No plastic wrap in microwave

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in their newsletter --
This is definitely worth noting.

This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical 

Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer, especially breast cancer.

Don't freeze your plastic water bottles with water as this releases
dioxins in the plastic.

Dr. Edward Fujimoto from Castle Hospital was on a TV program explaining
this health hazard. (Manager of the Wellness Program at hospital.) He 
was talking about dioxins and how bad they are for us.

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 the cells of the body.

Dioxins are carcinogens and highly toxic to the cells of our bodies.

He recommends using glass, Corning Ware or ceramic containers
for heating food. You get the same results, without the dioxins.

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's in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning 
Ware, etc.

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.Saran wrap placed over foods as they are nuked, with the high heat, 
actually drips poisonous toxins into the food; use paper towels. 


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