A SIMPLE Self Care Swap that reduces your exposure to unwanted toxins.
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
- water-based adhesive,