For Your Safety, Never Put These Things In The Microwave

Plastic Bags And Wraps Can Leak Chemicals

According to Dr. Russ Hauser, the Harvard chair of the Department of Environmental Health, plastic can be made from different materials. Depending on the type of plastic used, a bag or wrap may not be microwave-safe. Fortunately, the FDA requires manufacturers to test their plastic in the microwave.

Anchovies in a dish marinating in balsamic vinegar...
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The danger of plastic is that the chemicals could leak into your food. Because of that, Dr. Hauser recommends not heating plastic in the microwave. If you use plastic wrap, don’t let it touch your food. And don’t warm zip-locking bags, either.