There’s a lot of information online about the safety of plastic cling wrap when used in the microwave. Old plastic wrap was made with PVC, which contained plasticizers called phthalates that were considered to be hormone disrupters. But nearly 10 years ago, PVC was phased out in favor of polyethylene plastic, which is phthalate-free. Unfortunately, even polyethylene plastic has been found to contain chemicals that are linked to endocrine disruption and some cancers. Whatever the answer is, there’s no need to use plastic wrap in the microwave at all. Simply cover what you’re heating with a dampened paper towel or cover the bowl with a plate. It’ll prevent splatters and get your leftovers hot in no time.
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