Reheating food in plastic containers

@Sujala (43)
May 18, 2016 1:20pm CST
Before drinking milk, I am used to reheating milk in a microwave safe plastic glass. Once in a discussion with my friend, she said that using plastic containers in microwave causes cancer even though it is microwave safe. She said that we should use a glass container with a lid. Does reheating food in plastic containers in microwave cause cancer?
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
18 May 16
Never heard of this what i know is that i reheat all my food in plastic containers
@Sujala (43)
19 May 16
Oh, I was little worried because I use to feed milk to my kid after heating it in plastic glass in microwave. Now I feel better. Thank you.
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
19 May 16
@Sujala Hope it works well for you.
@AuraGael (61)
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19 May 16
When you heat plastic the chemicals from the plastic are leeched into whatever you have in the container. So heating the milk up in a plastic cup in a microwave will cause the chemicals from the plastic cup to leech into the milk. And you will drink the chemicals from the plastic along with the milk. Mm yum yum.
@Sujala (43)
21 May 16
Yes, this is exactly what my friend told me. I stopped heating milk in plastic cup in microwave. but just wanted to be sure of what she said. Thanks for your explanation.
@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
18 May 16
I have never heard that before but you know at one time they were saying every thing causes cancer so it might have been that she heard it then. But i do not think so.