PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS
The Fear: Microwaves pull chemicals out of plastic and allow your food to absorb them. The Reality: Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in hard, clear plastic takeout and foodstorage containers, does leach into your food when microwaved. Although studies have linked it with asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive problems, among others, the FDA maintains that the amount of BPA in everyday plastics is safe.
Will It Kill You? No.
But you’re better off using a nonplastic (glass or ceramic) dish labeled “microwave safe.”