Continuing drama: Is the plastic used in Keurig K-Cups safe?

Feb 02, 2011
Plastics   by: Anonymous

Plastic #7 is predominately polycarbonate which harbors BPA. No way around it... NONE. Even worse is plastic #3 (dubbed the toxic plastic), which is polyvinyl chloride (the name sounds yummy doesn't it?), or our old friend PVC. The sometimes corrupt and always inept USFDA has said that long term exposure to DHEA (one of several plastizers used in it's production) can lead to: reduced body weight and bone mass; damage to liver and testes and cancer. YAAAAY! And to clarify Green Mountain makes billions not millions so they will tell you whatever they want to keep you buying their convenient but wholly mediocre coffee. That said great company, great idea, I own their stock (total hypocrite :-), go capitalism!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this very informative site!! I won't touch a Keurig or K-Cup now that I know they contain BPA. The health of my children and me is worth more than this lazy/dangerous shortcut to the centuries-old coffee brewing process.