Styrofoam in the microwave -- is it really bad? - Mothering Forums
Nutrition and Good Eating > Styrofoam in the microwave -- is it really bad?
beautyful's Avatar beautyful 10:03 AM 06-12-2012

Help me convince my DH not to keep doing this at work! help.gif


Links appreciated.



onlyzombiecat's Avatar onlyzombiecat 11:06 AM 06-12-2012

If the styrofoam does not say it is microwave safe then do not use it in the microwave.

Microwave safe containers still have some chemicals migrate to food but that level has been deemed acceptable. http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update0706a.shtml

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_you_microwave_Styrofoam

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/fact_sheets/Cooking_Safely_in_the_Microwave/index.asp#3

 

I personally wouldn't do it if I had another container available even the styrofoam is labeled microwave safe.
 


beautyful's Avatar beautyful 05:48 PM 06-12-2012

Thank you!  Harvard is a reputable-enough source for me, I guess! lol.gif
 


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