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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not if you are okay: At this point in pregnancy there is little risk unless you damaged your lungs or were sickened by inhaling the fumes. It shows what a good mom you are ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Plastic Fumes: inwould assume you quickly aired out you house and were not overly exposed. If you are not short of breath and having no respiratory symptoms I doubt ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
No significant risk: Plastic fumes are not good for anyone but by 37 weeks your baby is almost fully developed and this should not have a significant effect. This would ha ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
How severe?: If you are experiencing respiratory distress and having difficulty breathing, you should seek emergent care. However, the damage caused by a single ep ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: No. A short exposure should not cause any issues.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not a good idea: When plastic burns, there are likely a number of chemicals that are released. It is likely that these chemicals are not good to breathe and inhale int ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Burning plastic can: be carcinogenic, cancer causing. The small amount you inhaled is probably not an issue but over time it can be a problem. Please don't even microwav ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
How extensive?: If you are experiencing respiratory distress and having difficulty breathing, you should seek emergent care. However, the damage caused by a single ep ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Humes
41 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Wow!: Plastic in the lungs is unlikely to go away. An entire lego piece, even a small one is kind of worrisome for causing lung problems. That said, if you ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Constant cough: Foreign objects are not tolerated by the lung and their presence will set off a protective cough. The object or mucous trapped around it will set off ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
23 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Not the world's: healthiest fumes to be inhaling, but as long as the exposure was brief and he's not coughing, he should be fine. Move both of yourselves to fresh air ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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Too late: I wouldn't worry if you were only exposed for a few seconds. Nothing you can do about it now anyway. Next time avoid burning plastics and or inhaling ... Read More

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