"But I'm not a fetus!" you say. Well, fetuses aren't the only ones at risk, since grown-ass adults can still be affected by BPA alternatives, which scientists say work almost exactly like BPA. Basically, if these BPA-free items say they're microwave-safe, they may be lying to your face. In other words, you may be better off not nuking your food on them.
But all of my food is in plastic! What am I supposed to do?
If you have cabinets full of plasticware (which, face it, most of us do), there are a few ways to possibly minimize your rate of plastic ingestion. For starters, don't use the microwave to heat up food on (or in) them. Put yesterday's lasagna on a couple of paper plates or, hey, a regular plate that’s microwave safe -- but not plastic! Also, always try to hand wash plastic dishes and containers, even though it's a huge drag, and don't leave your plastic bottle of water outdoors to bake in the sun, as it can fill your drink with the bad stuff.
If you're keen to chuck your plastic in the garbage instead, you can replace your favorite things with glass, stainless-steel, or ceramic dishes. A lot of these items can be microwave-safe; check the label before trying, and don't ever put metal of any kind in your mic unless you're trying to blow it and yourself up. And while buying a whole new kitchen full of plates, glasses, and containers isn't super fun, you can often find excellent deals at thrift stores and garage sales