We all tend to use the refrigerator as a means of preserving our foods. And while the refrigerator does a good job in food preservation, foods could still get contaminated in the fridge due to certain means of preservatives.
There are some foods that could still get contaminated even in the refrigerator:
1. UNFILTERED BOTTLED WATER AND DRINKS
Water is a solvent and its storage container is an important part of its preservation.
Unfiltered water as well as Juice, soda and other drinks stored in polycarbonate, other plastic, or aluminum cans could easily get contaminated. They can be contaminated from chemicals such as BPA leaching out from the packaging, causing endocrine disruption; long–lasting chemicals stored in fat; carcinogens.
2. CHEESE AND SNACKS IN PLASTIC PACKAGING
Plastic tends to migrate into fatty foods, especially hot fatty foods, leaching endocrine disruptors.
Cheese and snacks could still get contaminated even when stored in the refrigerator.
Almost all plastic products, including those advertised as “BPA-free,” have been found to leach endocrine-disrupting chemicals, which are implicated in the precipitous rise in breast and prostate cancer as well as ADHD and other cognitive disorders.
3. TAKE-OUT LEFTOVERS
Many food wrappers and takeout containers have high resulting fluorine, an indicator of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), a chemical similar to Teflon.
While we love to store these foods in our refrigerators, they contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are long-lasting in the environment and our bodies.
4. STRAWBERRIES, SPINACH, APPLES ETC
Fruits and vegetables like strawberries, apples, spinach, grape and even tomatoes could still get contaminated even in your fridge.
Heavy industrial farm spraying leaves residues on fruit and vegetables, which could cause it to become contaminated.