If you’re a plastic cutter, this article is for you.
While plastic cutting boards are a great way to sharpen your knives, they can also be a nuisance to deal with, especially in humid areas.
In the past, plastic cuttingboards have been marketed as a way to reduce the amount of plastic debris that can end up in your cutlery.
But a review published this week in the American Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery shows that this is not the case.
Researchers found that the use of plastic cuttingboard wraps can actually make your cutting board less effective.
The researchers looked at the use and effects of plastic and non-plastic board wraps for a group of 734 patients with knee, hip, and knee injury, as well as for a similar group of patients who had knee osteoarthritis or were on osteo-arthritis medication.
They found that people who used plastic cuttingbases in this study experienced higher rates of arthritis in the knees, hips, and knees than those who did not.
In other words, plastic cutboards made people more likely to have lower quality knees and hips.
In addition, they also tended to have a higher incidence of osteoarthropathy, a condition that causes inflammation and inflammation of joints.
These results suggest that plastic cuttingtables are not a way for patients to prevent the accumulation of plastic in their joints.
The findings also support the notion that cutting boards have the potential to increase the risk of osteitis in patients with osteo arthropathy.
This study was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Army Research Office, and the U:M.
“I think the study really highlights the need to use cutting boards for all patients,” Dr. John Mollison, a researcher at the University of Michigan, told Ars.
Mollisons co-authored the study.
“They are just not the right solution.”
In addition to the risk to joints, plastic boards also tend to be heavier and can be difficult to bend.
And even if a patient chooses to stick with a plastic board, it can be hard to remove.
In a survey of plastic-cutlery users in the Umm Salama region, Mollions co-workers found that only 18% of those using plastic boards said they would cut with a knife after 3 months.
“It’s a really good study, but I would hope that there would be better data and research on the long-term safety of plastic board wraps,” Mollings said.
In this study, the researchers looked to see how the use, length, and placement of plastic boards changed over time, as a comparison to the use without plastic cutting and saw.
The results, which were not published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, were very encouraging.
They show that the number of people using plastic cutting devices did not change significantly as a function of the length of the board, nor did the use with saw.
This indicates that the design of the boards is very important, Molls said.
While this study is a very small study and does not prove that plastic board wrapping is effective, it does suggest that a small amount of time can be spent on the plastic board before it causes arthritis.
The researchers also found that a person who was using a plastic cutboard could have up to a 50% increase in osteo arthritis over a person using a non-cutting board.
So if you’ve been using a board and think it’s not working, it might be worth considering putting some time into it.
Dr. James R. Anderson, an orthopedic surgeon at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, agrees.
Anderson has been using plastic board wrap for years and says that it is a great addition to his practice.
“The benefits of this plastic board can be seen in all types of joint and tendon injuries,” Anderson said.
“In this case, I can see that the material is much lighter than most of the other boards.
I find it much easier to hold the board with a finger than I would with a saw.”
The study also suggests that using a cutting board for a while might help prevent the development of osteosarthropathies.
“If a patient is using a boards and is still experiencing osteoarsis, there is hope that the materials are not affecting the patient’s joints,” Anderson told Ars, adding that if the patient continues to use the board they can see if the process has improved.
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends using cutting boards that are 1/4 inch (1.6 cm) thick and at least 3 inches (7 cm) wide to avoid osteoarticular arthritis.
For more information on cutting boards, visit the American College’s website.
The article originally appeared on Ars Technic’s site.