This is not news, but so often people don’t stop to think about how things are made before putting them into or onto their body. Whenever the combination of heat, moisture and plastic are involved, leaching of chemicals from the plastic occurs. It is best to brew coffee in the traditional makers, made of glass or stainless steel. As far as drinking it, ceramic or glass is best. Even most of those paper cups that delicatessens provide for their takeout hot liquids, has a coating of a thin plastic inside.
Some links for those who would like more info than what is provided in the original article below (these are about chemicals in plastic in general):
Author: Dr. Cora Rivard, Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) and owner of Seasons Natural Healthcare, LLC in Derry, NH. Dr. Rivard has been practicing naturopathic family healthcare since 2006, serving patients who travel from all over New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Visit her website at http://www.seasonsnatural.com.
This subject has been a big ol’ bee in my bonnet for a long time, especially since the Keurig style coffee systems are now ubiquitous. Much focus in recent years has revolved around the studies of potential dangers of BPA, or bisphenol A, but what about the myriad of other chemicals commonly used in plastics, demonstrated to also have damaging effects in the body because of estrogen-mimicking chemicals?
The short story is this- plastics are very much a part of our lives, and some have been designated better for use in food packaging. Their safety profile has…
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