Food Storage Containers, are they safe?
I often see Professional Organizers dumping pantry foods into plastic containers to save on space. While discarding cardboard cereal boxes or snack bar boxes will save space, I don’t recommend pouring food directly into plastic containers. Yes, it looks clean and organized but when it comes to plastic Food Storeage Containers, are they safe?
Much evidence is available about the harmful health effects of Bisphenol A (BPA) leaching from plastic containers into food. Additionally, studies link BPA exposure to diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and reproductive development.
Because of BPA toxicity, many manufacturers have labeled their plastic containers, “BPA Free” and have switched to Bisphenol-S (BPS).
Is BPS safer than BPA?
Research shows BPS has similar effects as BPA on the endocrine system and may be associated with a greater risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Also, BPS induces cardiovascular and embryonic brain development risks. One recent study concluded the chemical is “equally toxic” as BPA even at low dosages.
What can you do?
Store pantry foods and drinks in glass or stainless containers and jars. While some families think glass containers are not feasible with young children, the health risks of plastic are worse?
Contact Clear the Clutter to help organize your pantry.