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February 12, 2022

Plastics used in disposable packaging for food may leach chemicals that are bad for kids.  Reusable plastic containers ("Tupperware" etc.) may also leach chemicals.  More chemicals are found in foods that are heated in these containers; even the heated dishwasher seems to increase chemical leaching.  It might be better to transfer these foods to ceramic plates or glass dishes before reheating them.

This article from the New York Times gives more details:

The Gist

     --  Dr. Epstein

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