Re: Film Canisters
Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Thu, 8 Aug 1996 11:25:21 -0500
>>Can any one provide any authoritative guidance/documentation (if it
>>exists) on possible hazards using plastic film containers for
>>spices/condiments while backpacking and or camping. I know of several
>>outdoor suppliers that provide snap on lids for film canister that
>>converts the container into salt and pepper shakers. I have heard,
>>verbally, that using these containers for spices/condiments is not a
>>good idea because the possibility exists that traces of hazardous
>>chemicals can contaminate the container and its contents. I am also
>>told that washing the container is not effective in removing these
On general principles I don't use film canisters for the reasons given. I
think it's a good idea to limit exposure to chemicals whenever possible.
There are lots of cheap containers for salt, spices, etc. .
Mark W. Arend
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