Born and raised in Spokane. Graduated from high school in 1969. Spent 4 years in the Air Force and went into broadcasting after discharge in 1975. Dean has been in the Spokane market since 1982. He is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. When Dean’s not working you will most likely find him on the golf course or watching sports!
Teresa has been on the air in Spokane for more than two decades as a co-host & news anchor on two successful morning radio shows and a familiar face to Inland Northwest TV viewers as a morning news reporter and anchor. Her work behind the scenes includes producing and hosting numerous special programs like 4-Your Health, ExplorerTV, and Bloomsday coverage.
It seems like everything we eat or even do is now harmful in some way to our health. Now we apparently need to pay attention to those utensils we use and those plastic bowls we eat from.
A newly released study suggests eating from some types of plastic bowls or using plastic utensils could be harming your health. The study finds melamine can leach out of tableware into hot foods. Melamine is a chemical that was blamed for killing babies in China when it made its way into formula. The researchers say their study didn't measure any health effects related to melamine but they did measure substantially increased levels of the chemical in test subjects who ate hot soups from melamine bowls.
In the U.S., melamine is used in the manufacturing of cooking utensils, tableware, plastics and industrial coatings. So what are we supposed to use? The researchers say anyone who has a choice might want to think about their study results and just stick with ceramic bowls.
Have a feeling it won't be long before another study comes out noting that ceramic bowls are bad for you also.