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James1979
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I know that BPA (Bisphenal A, I think) is very harmful. I'm just wondering if Lyme doctors frequently stress that we should try to avoid all products that have BPA in them.

For example, should I be replacing all my Rubbermaid tupperwares with BPA-free versions, etc? Or is it not that important?

Thanks! [Smile]

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You shouldn't be cooking or storing food/water in plastic these days regardless.
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I store my food in plastic. At this point, I figure I'm not going to eliminate everything in my life that can cause a problem so I really don't plan on changing in that aspect.

I also have a BPA free water bottle that I carry around with me wherever I go. Not gonna change that either.

I've already thrown out all my pots and pans and bought cast iron and all stainless steel about a year ago. I also pretty much stopped using the microwave.

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i use only glass containers to store food now. its not that expensive and they hold up way better than plastic which stains and warps and so on. not to mention the crap that goes into the food

that could all be hype. my point is no one knows for sure so why risk it. maybe im just paranoid now. like a wise man once said "your not paranoid if they are really out to get you" [Smile]

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Wily - I agree with you. I just bought some glass containers for my food.

Have you guys seen the documentary called "Tapped"? It's frightening how toxic plastic is, and how much it leaches into our foods/liquids.

Philly - I also switched to cast iron and stainless steel about a year ago, and I very rarely use the microwave now.

A lot of people don't realize the usefulness of cast iron cookware. Mine is so non-stick now that I rarely have to clean it. At the same time, I don't think people realize how toxic the plastic non-stick coatings are.

I don't think this is being paranoid. It's so easy to assume that the companies/FDA would only offer us safe materials... but really - is that what we've seen from them? On the contrary, if we keep our eyes open, we will see that we really can't trust anything the companies/FDA says.

The fact that BPA is still legal ANYWHERE is proof that the FDA doesn't have our best interests in mind.

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anyone who trusts the govenment to do what is in our best intrest is an idiot.

that being said i dont know for sure that plastic is that bad for you. i just dont know if its ok either.

besides like i said glass is better in so many other ways anyway.

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I can't really go packing my lunches and dinners in glass containers. It just isn't feasible for me.

I usually bring stuff that I can eat cold and IF I have to heat it up in the microwave, I do use a glass bowl that I keep in the kitchen at work.

I guess I could probably buy some non plastic containers for use just around the house. And continue using the plastic for bringing stuff to work.

We'll see. I honestly never even gave this much thought.

The FDA is freaking joke! And there are plenty of shady companies out there. But there are some good ones too. I do try to avoid the shady ones!

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Check out these BPA-free tupperwares that I found:
http://www.amazon.com/Kinetic-Premium-Storage-Container-Containers/dp/B002PDOC68/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1311728781&sr=8-1

They have silver nano-particles in them to discourage the germs.

I should be getting them in a day or two.

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