The debate about microwave uses continues and I just can’t bring myself to stop using it. Eating healthy is hard enough; I really can’t imagine not have some conveniences, including easily heating food. Using a microwave is especially hard at work if I want to heat up any leftovers. I am still on the hunt for some glass storage containers, but for now, I still need to use plastic. I dread the thought of nuking the plastic and can’t help but wonder what toxins I am leeching into my food.
The other day, I took a healthy organic tomato soup — in one of those containers that won ton soup comes in from the Chinese restaurant. Pretty sturdy construction. However, when I took my soup out of the microwave, there were holes melted into the lid. That can’t be good, can it? I really need to get shopping for the glass…
Speaking of toxins, last night I spent some time wondering about acetone. (Seriously.) I had painted my finger nails with a lovely bright pink glitter polish for last week’s Ladies in Pink party. I finally got around to removing it last night. Typically, it takes me about 30 seconds to remove my nail polish. Glitter polish? 30 minutes!!! I was soaking and scrubbing and buffing; it took forever. The whole time I was smelling that stinky remover, I was thinking, again, “this can’t be good”. So I looked it up tonight… here’s one of the articles. I guess it is a toxin. I wonder how much is too much. With all my healthy eating, my nails grow like crazy and look quite nice. I would hate to give that up! (Trust me, I acknowledge that I may be over thinking some of this. I guess cancer will do that to you.)
Plastic Planet (2009) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1292648/