Because of this research, and the growing public awareness that BPA should be avoided, a new crop of “BPA-free” plastic food containers and baby bottles has been introduced. However, a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives in July has shown that even BPA-free plastics have chemicals with estrogenic activity (EA), and can cause serious health problems as a result.
I’m not always good about this. I store food in plastic containers, but stop at cooking food in them. My skin crawls a bit when I see somebody boil or microwave food in a plastic container.