Non-toxic Cutting Boards

mo
19 min readAug 28, 2023

A SIMPLE Self Care Swap that reduces your exposure to unwanted toxins.

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Non-toxic cutting boards, what does that really mean? Are they readily available? Which ones?

You might be thinking: Wait–What toxins?!

HERE’S A PARTIAL LIST.

CUTTING BOARDS TOXINS TO LOOK OUT FOR

  • BPA bisphenol A: (building block of polycarbonate plastics) Hormone Disruptor (3)(17)
  • Phthalates: (added to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics) “Hormone disruptors and are detrimental to human health”. (4)(17)
  • Triclosan (antibacterial and antifungal agents): Disrupts Thyroid Function. Liver fibrosis, Cancer, Hormone disruption. (1)
  • Formaldehyde (resins, plastics, textiles, wood products, adhesives) A Group 1 carcinogen. (2)
  • Plastics (can accumulate in the body and release monomers/additives during cooking)(8)(16)
  • Melamine (specific toxic effects on the kidney after prolonged or repeated exposures)(18)

Today’s Post Non-Toxic Cutting Boards We’ll Cover

  • 3 Non-toxic cutting board materials, along with
  • Pros, Cons, and a Tip or Two to help you decide
  • Research and Resource links to save you time.
  • A QUICK Section on Cutting Board Materials to Avoid and WHY.

What does a Non-toxic cutting Board really mean?

A non-toxic cutting board means it doesn’t leach or shed toxins into your food while using it. The biggest culprits are plastics, composites, toxic glues/adhesives, finishes, and treatments with things that are antimicrobial or antibacterial.

To avoid the toxins used in cutting boards, consider those made out of

  • Bamboo
  • Marble
  • Wood

that use:

  • water-based adhesive,

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