Plastic containers leach cancer-causing chemicals into food. They have known it since 1987, but if you are like me, you keep forgetting which number in the bottom triangle is safe (that little recycling number on the container).
Containers with a 3, 6, or 7 on the bottom are the most dangerous. Do not store food or liquids in them.
Containers with a 4 or 5 are generally considered safe, but use sparingly. NEVER microwave in them.
Containers with a 1 or 2 are the safest. Sometimes called PETE and HDPE, they are safe for storing food and drink, but NEVER microwave in them.
No matter our age, we can remember One, Two Do!
So remember: One, Two Do!
Again: One, Two Do!
If you have a longer memory you could use: 4,5 seldom use; 1,2 always do. Please do not cover food with plastic wrap and microwave - they feel cancer-causing chemicals drip onto your food. Use a paper towel - they absorb the moisture better anyway!