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#1 of 3 Old 06-12-2012, 09:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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.
 


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