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Pediatricians are urging parents to not heat or store food in plastic containers
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<p>A plastic food container.</p>
Posted at 7:03 AM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 07:18:15-04
The American Academy of Pediatrics says heating and storing food in plastic is increasing the number of chemicals being released into the food that's inside.
It is pushing the federal government to look at the impact of plastic containers on the growth and mental development of children.
Glass is better when heating or storing food, the group says.
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