Even if you pay attention to food and exercise, the accumulation of small actions can adversely affect your health. One of them is the habit of reheating delivered food in the microwave as it is. If it persists for a long time, not just once or twice, it can turn on a red flag for health care. Let’s take a look at some small steps to reduce ‘poison’ in your home.
◆ Possibility of Radon… “Ventilate often”
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) under the World Health Organization (WHO) classifies radon as a group 1 carcinogen, such as smoking and fine dust. Radon is the second most dangerous cause of lung cancer after smoking. It is currently estimated that the proportion of lung cancer caused by radon is up to 14%. Radon exists in crevices in rocks and soil and is released into the air.
Radon gas can enter through cracks in the floor or walls of a building. It is safe to fill the gap quickly. In general, the concentration of radon in poorly ventilated houses and buildings can be up to several hundred times higher. In particular, the concentration of radon is higher in the underground space with insufficient ventilation. A sure and easy way to remove radon from indoors is ventilation. You have to open windows and doors frequently to change the indoor air.
◆ Before putting foods in the microwave… Inspect the plastic container
If disposable plastic containers for delivered foods are used in the microwave as they are, there is a high possibility that harmful substances made of polystyrene (PS) will leak out and stick to the food. PS bowls may come in contact with foods with high fat content, and raw materials may come off. If you even heat it up, the risk increases even more.
You should check the material and labeling on the surface of the container, especially when using a microwave oven. PS or PET are weak to heat, so if you heat the whole bowl in the microwave, the substances used in the ingredients may stick to the food. It is safe to use containers marked “microwave safe” on the surface.
◆ If you drink tea bag green tea for a long time… Pick up the tea bag
Green tea is well known as a health food. However, there is a point to be aware of when using tea bag-type green tea for a long period of time. It is better not to soak the tea bag in the cup for a long time, but to brew it for 2-3 minutes and then drain it. Tea bags containing green or black tea contain very little heavy metals. However, the longer the tea bag is soaked, the higher the amount of heavy metals. The amount of cadmium and arsenic in green tea bags increases significantly more for more than 10 minutes than when soaked in hot water for 2 minutes. If this habit is repeated for several decades, it can adversely affect health.