Friday, 21 March 2008

Plastics In Pisang Goreng

Although this particular piece of 'news' appeared in December last year, it has been making its rounds these last two weeks judging from the large number of blogs in Malaysia and Singapore that commented on the issue. Some even claimed that there were eye-witnesses to the dangerous, unethical practice. Exposing plastics to boiling water is dangerous; what more to boiling oil.

Study found exposure to boiling water released environmental estrogen 55 times faster

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Exposing plastic bottles to boiling water can release a potentially harmful chemical 55 times faster than normal, new research suggests.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in the plastics that make up water bottles, baby bottles, and other food and drink packaging. It acts as an environmental estrogen and can disrupt the function of the endocrine system (a system of ductless glands that regulates bodily functions via hormones secreted into the bloodstream).

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