The answer is "No", the PET will not leach into
their water. The PET Rubbermaid storage container does not
contain lead, PVC or plasticizers (including DEHP or DINP) which
are the subjects of the many email urban legends which get
We would also make these additional points concerning Rubbermaid
food storage containers:
· All of our food-contact plastics meet the requirements of the
FDA for their intended uses. This includes products recommended
for reheating foodstuffs in a microwave.
· Dioxins contain chlorine. Rubbermaid food storage containers
do not contain chlorine and therefore can not produce dioxins
under any circumstances.
· Rubbermaid food storage containers do not contain phthalates,
adipates or other plasticizers, which could migrate into food.
Another source of information regarding plastics and your health
can be found at
Materials Development Manager
Rubbermaid Foodservice Products