Skip to comments.Dioxin, plastics, microwave dangers, truth or hoax?
Posted on 03/28/2005 7:39:54 PM PST by kralcmot
What's New Cancer News from Johns Hopkins
No plastics in microwave
No water bottles in freezer
No plastic wrap in microwave
Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in their newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Don't freeze your plastic water bottles with water as this also releases dioxin in the plastic.
Dr. Edward Fujimoto from Castle hospital was on a TV program explaining this health hazard. (He is the manager of the Wellness Program at the hospital.) He was talking about dioxin and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.
Dioxin are carcinogens and highly toxic to the cells of our bodies. Instead, he recommends using glass, Corning Ware, or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He said we might remember when some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper.
The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. To add to this, Saran wrap placed over foods as they are nuked, with the high heat, actually drips poisonous toxins into the food, use paper towels.
Pass this on to your family & friends & those that are important in your life.
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and below is site claiming Dioxin not proven to be a toxin:
THE DIOXIN MYTH
Daily Policy Digest
Monday, December 27, 2004
Dioxin has gained media attention since Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yuschchenko was poisoned with the chemical. Alarmists refer to it as the most deadly chemical known, but such is not the case, says Michael Fumento of the Hudson Institute.
Dioxin is a byproduct of certain industrial processes such as incineration and bleaching. Humans carry small amounts of dioxin in their fat and blood, but the myth of deadly dioxin began with an experiment with guinea pigs, who were fed 1,000 times as much before they died.
Even though large amounts killed guinea pigs, the facts are:
Yuschchenko carried about 6,000 times as much dioxin as the average person; furthermore, the skin disease brought about by dioxin is a result of direct contact with the skin. Vietnam vets were monitored for high dioxin levels allegedly resulting from exposure to Agent Orange, but the Centers for Disease Control reports that the dioxin levels among Vietnam vets were similar to non-Vietnam vets. The controversial Love Canal area, which was reportedly dioxin-contaminated decades ago, was blamed for various illnesses; but biologist Michael Gough notes that no studies have proven the link, despite clean-up projects that continue to cost U.S. industries. Furthermore, worldwide studies examining the effect of dioxin on exposed workers or townspeople show no evidence that dioxin is a carcinogen (as the International Agency for Research on Cancer calls it).
Viktor Yuschchenko may not look that great for awhile, says Fumento, but he could have had it worse -- such as death by a few drops of strychnine or even a teaspoon of iron.
Source: Michael Fumento, Viktory Over Alarmism, Tech Central Station, December 16, 2004.
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i don't have a clue....do any of you?
The e-mail is a hoax:
Life *is* a state of being at risk. The only time we have no risk is when we are dead.
People don't want to hear these things untill they get cancer.
Ya, its a crap game when you open your eyes every morning-----Shoot your faded.
Dioxin Research at the
National Institute of Environmental
Health Sciences (NIEHS)
What is dioxin?
Dioxin is the common name used to refer to the chemical 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin or TCDD. In addition to dioxin itself there are other compounds, such as the polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and some polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), that have similar structures and activity as dioxin. These are often commonly referred to as dioxin-like compounds or "dioxins".
How are dioxins formed?
Dioxins are chemical contaminants that have no commercial usefulness by themselves. They are formed during combustion processes, such as waste incineration, forest fires and backyard trash burning, and during manufacturing processes such as herbicide manufacture and paper manufacture. e.g. dioxin was a contaminant of the herbicide Agent Orange used as a defoliant by U.S. forces in Vietnam.
Why are dioxins of concern?
People are constantly exposed to dioxins through ingestion of dioxins that are present at low levels as environmental contaminants in food. Although they are at low levels in food , some dioxins are very slowly removed from the body and therefore they accumulate in our fat tissue. In laboratory animals, dioxins are highly toxic, cause cancer, and alter reproductive, developmental and immune function.
What are the health effects of dioxin on humans?
Studies have shown that dioxin exposure at high levels in exposed chemical workers leads to an increase in cancer. Other studies in highly exposed people show that dioxin exposure can lead to reproductive and developmental problems, increased heart disease and increased diabetes. Dioxins ability to cause birth defects (teratogenicity) has not been established in humans but studies in mice have shown that dioxin and similar chemicals can produce congenital defects.
In general the effects of dioxin on humans were only observed in populations that were highly exposed. The effect of the long term low level exposure that is normally experienced by the general population is not known. The long-term effects of dioxin exposure on human immunity, reproduction and development, and other organs and systems remain focal points for ongoing research, as are the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which dioxin causes these health effects.
What are the biological mechanisms of dioxin's toxicity?
The way in which dioxin affects cells is similar in some way to the way in which hormones such as estrogen work. Dioxin enters a cell and binds to a protein present in cells known as the Ah receptor. The receptor when bound to dioxin can then bind to DNA and alter the expression of some genes. This can lead to alterations in the level of specific proteins and enzymes in the cell. While it is not known exactly how changes in the levels of these different proteins cause the toxicity of dioxin, it is believed by most scientists that the initial binding of dioxin the Ah receptor is the first step.
Hydrogen oxide is the biggest killer on the planet and you hear nothing about it. WAKE UP!
So THAT'S why they're not giving any of this to Terri Schiavo. They're actually trying to save her! (/sarcasm>
Don't inhale-Don't exhale,,,,,,,You'll be OK.
I believe you are referring to DiHydrogenOxide or dihydrogen monoxide.
Yes, extremely dangerous. Free Republic devoted a full thread to this at least once.
Don't you mean Hydrogen hydroxide or DiHydrogen Monoxide? Inhale even small amounts of it in its liquid form and it will kill you. It causes severe tissue damage in either its gaseous or solid forms.
Yes, in fact they are going to switch all the plastic IV bags and plastic tubing to very thin flexible tempered glass. Just in case a dead person isn't really dead, they are going to make plastic body bags out of thin glass, too. And McD is going to move to foamed glass burger boxes. And they are coming out with a new glass tire, since there are dioxins in rubber, too. My local paper just announced they are going to deliver the newspaper in a glass bag. It's true! I just read it on FR and saw it on TV. A Dr. Schwantz from Israel was interviewed by Gerald Rivers!
I sail in it all the time. The salt version is quite entertaining.
Yes. They are only looking out for her well being. Don't mean to turn this into a Terri thread but I just heard felos(attio) say that it was a lovely scene. Music was playing, flowers, stuffed animals. She never looked so beautiful! Someone needs to smack that a##hole.
Yes. Hydrogen Oxide is the antiquated name. It's everywhere. It killed 500,000 people in one day about 2 months ago and you don't hear a peep from the msm.
Dangerous pastime. Inhaled or ingested in quantity it is invariably fatal.
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