Dollar Store Plastic Cooking Utensils
The dollar store is a go-to destination when planning a summer block party or a barbecue. But pause before you immediately head to the aisle with the plastic cooking utensils.
Plastic cooking utensils from a dollar store — such as plastic slotted spoons, spatulas and the like — might contain bromine, Good Housekeeping reported. Bromine is a component in brominated flame retardants, also known as BFRs, according to the Ecology Center report.
BFRs are linked to cancer, obesity and diabetes according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Consider saving your dollars and buying higher-quality stainless steel cooking utensils instead.