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Plastic Cutting Boards Are A Common Kitchen Staple, But A Recent Study Raises Concerns About Microplastics Making Their Way Into Our Food

For one, plastic cutting boards can develop scratches and grooves over time, creating a breeding ground for bacteria. It can be difficult to clean those crevices thoroughly, which allows the bacteria to continue thriving.

Beyond the potential health concerns, plastic cutting boards pose a significant threat to the environment.

The microplastics these cutting boards generate can enter wastewater systems and eventually contaminate rivers and oceans, accumulating in soil, water, and wildlife, where they will stay for centuries.

To mitigate the risks associated with plastic cutting boards, replace yours with one made from bamboo or glass.

Wood is not recommended because it is a very absorbent material. If it isn’t cleaned properly, you could get sick.

Bamboo boards are less porous than wood ones, which will help decrease the dangers of developing a food-borne illness.

Glass cutting boards are non-porous and easy to sanitize, but they might be more prone to dulling your knives.

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