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Nov 14, 2013 11:15 AM

HOW BPA Free are you

I'll admit....I have a mix of mason jars and some *pre non bpa* lock-locks I use for dry goods.

Everything else are glass locks.

Been doing some rummaging of sorts - organizing of the pantry closet and all. Not sure if/when I'm going to bite the bullet and trash all the plastic out and go back to glass. At one point, prior to the ~lock-locks~, we were all mason jars and corningware.

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  1. Not BPA free at all. Not an issue for me.

      1. First you need to understand that BPA is only in a couple of plastics and oney one that is commonly found in the kitchen, Polycarbonate. Secondly, you need to understand that BPA only comes out of the plastic when it's at elevated temperatures, that's why it was bad in baby bottles. So unless you have a lot of polycarbonate containers, you likely are BPA free.

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        1. re: mikie

          So, mikie, what type of containers would polycarbonate be found in (in laymen's terms)?

          1. re: sandiasingh

            Generally polycarbonate/lexan - hard clear plastics. They're generally categorized into recycling code 7 products (the triangle with chasing arrows and a number inside that shows the recyclability of a plastic). Categories 1, 2 and 3 are generally products that are not made with BPA.

        2. My glass jar hoarding is pretty extensive these days :)

          There are few things that can't be nicely stored in glass.

          1. we just try to avoid microwaving anything in plastic containers