I received this in an email, and wanted to post this warning to the blog to make everyone aware of the higher risk of breast cancer from drinking water from plastic water bottles. The content of this post is under debate, but I believe it is better to be safe than sorry with cancer prevention.  Do what you feel is best.  For links on the dioxin debate, see bottom of the blog.

Cancer Update  from Johns Hopkins

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On the Ellen show, Sheryl Crow said this is what caused her breast cancer.  It has been identified as the most common cause of the high levels of dioxin in breast cancer tissue.

Sheryl Crow’s oncologist told her:
Women should not drink plastic water bottles that have been left in a car!

The heat reacts with the chemicals in the plastic water bottles, which releases dioxin into the water.  Dioxin is a toxin increasingly found in breast cancer tissue.  So, please be careful and do not drink from plastic water bottles that have been left in a car. Pass this on to all the women in your life.

This information is the kind we need to know that just might save us!  Use a stainless steel canteen or a glass bottle instead of plastic water bottles!


This information is also being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • No plastic containers in microwave.
  • No water bottles in freezer.
  • No plastic wrap in microwave.

A dioxin chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer.

Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.  Don’t freeze your plastic water bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.

Recently, Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.

He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us.

He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers.

This especially applies to foods that contain fat.

He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastic releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating foods.  You get the same results, only without the dioxin.

So, such as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the containr and heated in something else.

Paper isn’t bad but you don’t know what is in the paper.

It’s just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Water, etc.

He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper.  The dioxin problem is one of the reasons!

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran wrap, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave.  As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins, such as dioxin, to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food.

Cover food with a paper towel instead.

This is an article that should be sent to anyone
important in your life!

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Here are links to the water bottle and dioxin debate according to Johns Hopkins:
www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org and dioxins.