When food comes into contact with certain plastics, these chemicals can leech into your meal and end up in your body.
Unfortunately, even plastic deemed “food safe” are actually known endocrine disruptors (1).
The most well-known harmful plastics are Bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates, which have terrible reproductive and developmental effects, including cancer.
1. Forget the Packaging
Instead of storing your greens in ziplock bags, wrap your zucchini, cucumber, parsnips, leeks, green beans, carrots and lettuce in clean, damp towels and store them in your crisper.
This will keep your veggies crisp and fresh for much longer. Just make sure to use clean towels.