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Old 08-12-2004, 06:49 AM
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John Hopkins Report

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in their newsletters.
This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer. Especially breast cancer. Don't freeze plastic water bottles with water in them as this also releases dioxin from the plastic. Dr. Edward Fujimoto from Castle hospital was on a TV program explaining this health hazard. (He is the manager of the Wellness Program at the hospital.) He was talking about dioxins and how bad they are for us.

He said we should not heat our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This applies particularly to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body Dioxin are carcinogens and highly toxic to the cells of our bodies. Instead, he recommends using glass, Corning Ware, or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results ...without the dioxin.

So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. Just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.

Remember when some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper? The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.
To add to this: Saran wrap placed over foods as they are nuked, with the high heat, actually drips poisonous toxins into the food, use paper towels instead.

Please pass this on to your family & friends, & those who are important in your life.

A fellow member wanted to share this interesting theory with fellow FC members.

We want to share another source of information on this subject as well so please see the following Snope link.

This topic has been neither proved or disproved.


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Old 08-13-2004, 11:37 AM
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Here is another link to the Cornel Cooperitve Extension...

The original e-mail here was first circulated on the internet in 2002, and then again in this Johns Hopkins newsletter form in 2004. While based in some scientific facts, Dr. Edward Fujimoto cannot be located nor can Castle hospital ..

This has all the earmarks of an urban legend.. enough fact ot make a scare terrible...

Please read with a grain of salt.. and while it's probably a good idea to microwave in glass.. I wouldn't let a cancer scare dictate a change inhabits.


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