How to Tell If Plastic Food Containers Are BPA Free
  • 2016-12-23 16:15:09
What Is BPA?
BPA, the short term of Bisphenol A, is a chemical used to produce polycarbonate products. In the 1960s, many of the plastic cans and containers are made from BPA.

Will BPA Hurt Our Health?
U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that BPA will leach into the foods and beverages as it is used, which will do harm to our health. How can we tell which plastic food containers are BPA-free and which are BPA related ?

How to Tell If Plastic Food Containers Are BPA-free?
The key is to put the plastic food containers upside down.
Why? There's always a recycling number on the bottom of food storage container. You can identify the type of the plastic food containers according to the number in that small triangle.

Which Plastic Food Containers to Avoid?
- Most BPA food containers are labeled No.7. (It's not for sure. You can call the manufacturer to verify it.)
- The one that is translucent and hard.

Which Plastic Food Containers Are SAFE?
- Type No. 1 -- PETE
- Type No. 2 -- HDPE
- Type No. 5 -- PP

Note: There are different BPA-free storage food containers brands in the world. One of them is Easylock microwave-safe plastic food containers. All Easylock BPA-free plastic food keepers are made of type 5 PP plastic. It's BPA-free and is not harmful to our health.

You know how to distinguish between BPA plastic food containers and BPA-free plastic food containers. It's time for cleaning now: Find out all the food storage containers in your kitchen, your dining room and freezer that are made from BPA.

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