I really appreciate Kovels Komments' efforts to keep readers alert to updated health warnings, but wish that Kovels Komments would check out warnings such as this before posting them to subscribers, and cite your sources rather than just saying "new health warnings." It would save subscribers from unfounded fear, as well as time spent trying to find the supportive evidence. This particular warning has been noted as an urban legend for several years.
Our response: We were fooled, like a lot of others. This is a hoax that started in 2002. It is safe to use one-time-use plastic containers that are sold filled with food. Dont use plastic storage bags or grocery bags. Plastic wrap can be used, but do not let any wrap touch the food when microwaving.
My rule is: never subject any item to technology that hadn't yet been invented when it was made. Any potential health risk aside, 1930's refrigerator [wares] are so much cooler than plastic containers!
ADDITIONS TO THE INFORMATION IN LAST WEEK'S KOVELS KOMMENTS
The record-setting $104,327,006 Giacometti sculpture is 72 inches tall.
The "Mystery Mark" Watson wedding spoon had a mark with an H in a pennant. A reader explained that the H stands for Homan, a New York company whose trademark was bought by Watson.