Forever Young Naturally Eating
Green Essentials Alternatives to plastic wrap
Avoid using plastic wrap, which may contain the plasticizing additive bisphenol-A, an estrogen-mimicking chemical. Be especially wary of wrapping foods that are fatty, acidic, or laced with alcohol in plastic: the food may absorb suspected hormone-disrupting and carcinogenic ingredients from the plastic. Fatty foods include dairy, meat, pastries, and moist or iced cakes. Cover food with paper (not recycled paper towels, which can contain flecks of metal). Don’t reuse packaging from one type of food for another: manufacturers only need to ensure the packaging is safe for the food it is sold with. Instead wrap sandwiches and snacks in foil or wax paper.