does microwaving plastic create carcinogens?

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by codanblad, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    I'd like to hear more about this. It seems like extraordinarily bad advice!

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  3. Reiku Banned Banned

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    It could depending on the chemical processes involved, such as, let's say, an interaction between two negtively charged electrons, but would require a particle that is neutral to ''scatter'' the physical interactions.
     
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  7. Nasor Valued Senior Member

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    Seriously now, guys - why are you feeding oilismastery's toll bullsh*t? My guess is that he's laughing about how easy it is to get you all worked up.
     
  8. Enmos Staff Member

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    You're probably right..
    But I just can't ignore that much stupidity, it may be a character flaw of mine

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  9. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    If the molecular structure contains a benzene "peninsula," such as PS or PETE, it will break down more easily. So don't microwave food in Styrofoam!

    On the other hand PEEK is quite interesting. It has benzene but it's locked as part of the chain. So it's actually about as heat-resistant as Teflon and won't leach benzene into your food.
     

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