We are not poisoning ourselves.
In developed countries we are eating more safely than ever in the history of mankind. Under normal conditions, the intake of plastic waste is far from reaching levels estimated as toxic.
In addition, what prevails is the precautionary principle, as soon as there is the slightest doubt, the compound is removed.
So, my intention is to clarify and provide some useful tips, easy to put into practice.
In high doses some of these compounds have been linked to various health problems, such as hormonal dysfunction, immunological alterations and obesity.
Under normal conditions we do not get anywhere near the high doses considered toxic. But it is also true that there is some concern about the possible effect of small cumulative doses in the long term, especially as it may affect young children and pregnant women.
Recommendations to reduce exposure to food plastics:
These measures are only to reduce part of the exposure to these components, since some of them are found in the food itself or in the environment.