Plastics and the Microwave


Subject:
Recipes & Food Preparation , Nutrition & Food Safety , Technology , Plastics , Microwave cooking , Food Safety

Description:
This brief article discusses consumer concerns about the safety of using plastics in microwave ovens. Topics include plastics regulated by the FDA, diethylhexyl adipate (DEHA, a chemical added to plastic to make it flexible), use of microwave-safe plastic wrap, and using plastics for their intended purpose. From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Creator:
Meadows, Michelle

Publisher:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2002/602_plastic.html


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