By Alexandra Zissu, Editorial Director

Plastic is obviously the most convenient material in the modern kitchen. But some types contain toxic compounds that can easily migrate into food, especially when heat and/or fat are involved. Which makes it more than wise to take special precautions when it comes to food and plastic during pregnancy—whatever gets into your food can get into you and your growing baby, too! Here’s a quick guide to staying safe when you’re expecting:

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