Bee’s wrap to replace cellophane
Glass jars (Pyrex)
Glass or stainless steel kettles rather than potentially harmful plastic kettles
Paper or glass baking moulds (available in Canada) to replace silicone, which can be toxic at high temperatures.
Cast iron frying pans and casseroles
Avoid using Teflon-coated pans or cake pans. Teflon is the registered trademark of polytetrafluoroethylene. At high temperatures, it can release toxic, endocrine disrupting chemicals such as PFOA or PFOS that are banned in Canada.
Prefer glass jars and Bee’s wrap to plastic packaging (cellophane, Tupperware…).
Replace the plastic in your environment with less toxic materials. In the kitchen, for utensils subject to heat, choose cast iron, glass or paper.
Materials to avoid
- Aluminium: neurotoxic, skin sensitizer
- Bisphenol A (BPA): endocrine disruptor
- Phtalate: endocrine disruptor, possible irritant for skin, eyes and respiratory tract
- Plastics: may contain hydrocarbons, phthalates and bisphenol A, which are endocrine disrupters
- Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon): may release endocrine disrupting compounds