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Nothing now: Plastic are usually discarded by the body with stool Just be careful next time
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Plastic: like other INERT substances will usually pass out unchanged in the bowel movements. Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Very little: If it is a brief exposure I wouldn't expect any effects at all.
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Dr. Michael Perez
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably ok : the plastic will not break down and it will pass through your intestine into your feces and that will be the end of it.
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Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Short Answer is Yes.: I would separate the part of the cake where the plastic melted, so you do not ingest any pieces of plastic. As long as you are not making this a habi ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Did you eat the food: You did not indicate whether you at this food. Plastic is generally inert but after cooking it can change its chemistry and might have some toxic pro ... Read More
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Burning plastic does: release toxic fumes but you would need a significant exposure for there to be any short or long term damage.If your breathing is ok and you have no di ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Call company: In general plastic is not good for the body, but you should call the dishwasher company please.
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Dr. Zach Patrick
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
You'd eat plastic: If you ate the smores it'd ruin the taste, you'd eat plastic and then it would be pooped out. Your body doesn't breakdown plastics.
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Dr. Chris Sadeh
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
I wouldn’t: Be thrilled about drinking out of such a bottle. Melting plastic creates toxins that probably would leech into your drink. Sorry.
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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
You're fine: Just don't make a habit of it. Ick.

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