Doctor claims you should NEVER put your kids’ sandwiches in plastic bags & shares what to do instead

A DOCTOR has claimed you should never put your kids’ sandwiches in plastic bags as he says it can be bad for their health.

TikTok user Dr Dan Gubler uploaded his views in a video and advised what you should do instead.

On his @drdangubler account, he said: “One of the best things you can do for your children is not put their school lunch sandwich in a plastic bag.

“My daughter and I did a science fair project a few years back where we analysed the air inside plastic bags – yes you can do that using an instrument called GCMS – and we found that inside these plastic bags you have over 80 different chemicals that are floating around in the air because plastic bags are made of polyethylene.

“The polyethylene is slightly unstable so it off-gases or sluffs off some chemicals.

“We found that when you put a sandwich into that bag and let it sit for an hour or two, the bread absorbs these chemicals and we don’t know the safety profile but it’s obviously not a healthy thing.”

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Dr Dan advised you instead wrap sandwiches in foil.

BPA (bisphenol A) is an industrial chemical that is often used to make plastics, including materials that come into contact with food.

The European Chemicals Agency has flagged BPA as a “substance of very high concern”.

Researchers found it can make girls as young as three aggressive and hyperactive.

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And it has been linked to cancer, obesity and male infertility.

Members of the ECA committee say BPA can disrupt the body’s endocrine system, which is the collection of glands that produce hormones.

Campaigners have called for it to be banned from all products across the continent.

The most recent statement from the European Food Safety Authority, in January 2015, said there is no risk posed to human health at current exposure levels.

It said the highest estimates for exposure in the diet and from other sources are three to five times lower than the maximum recommended level.

It also said there is no health risk to consumers of any age group, including unborn children, infants and adolescents.

But environmental lawyer Alice Bernard, from charity ClientEarth, said: “Now BPA is finally recognised as an endocrine disruptor, the EU and national governments must act fast to limit the irreversible damage this chemical does to people and the environment.

“It’s now time for this dangerous chemical to be banned from use in any product, imported or otherwise, across the whole of the EU.”

Many people also have concerns with the use of aluminium foil.

The problem is that metal from the aluminium could make its way into your food.

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That spells trouble because high levels of the metal in the body have been linked to major diseases like Alzheimer's, osteoporosis and kidney failure.

The World Health Organisation has previously suggested that 40mg is a safe amount of aluminium to take in daily.

In contrast, food cooked in it can have as much as 400mg.This was discovered by a study by a group of universities, who measured how much aluminium got into minced meat cooked in foil.

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