Research is still ongoing and with the long-term effects of plastics still unknown, perhaps we should reduce our overall exposure to them when we can. Some ways to reduce your family's exposure to plastics are:
*Do not use plastic teethers for infants. The plastic often breaks down and gets into their digestive system.
*Don't cook in microwavable plastic bags or containers. The high heat can cause certain chemicals to leach out from the plastic and get into your food.
*Use stainless steel or glass water bottles instead of plastic ones.
*Eliminate plastic cutting boards. Personally, I noticed a lot of plastic disappearing from my cutting board, and it was likely ending up in our food. We made the switch to wood cutting boards a few years ago and could not be happier with our choice.
A few simple changes can help reduce our exposure to the negative effects of plastics. Do you have any tips of your own that we can share?