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is it safe to eat food that falls on floor

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajiva Goyal
34 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
No. Discard all food: No. Discard all food that has come into contact with floodwater, including canned goods, water bottles, and plastic utensils. When in doubt, throw it ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe but why chance: Hepatitis c is predominantly a virus infection transmitted by blood. Pubmed actually references however several case series (us and international lit ... Read More
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Hepatitis c is not transmitted through contaminated food!
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Better to skip: The protective gear is not protectve enough to prepare food
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
SAFE.: Irradiation is actually a method for food sterilization - so do not be concerned about food that has been scanned at the tsa station!
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: There was a hoopla about plastic in the microwave a while back that had no real scientific basis. I'm not aware of any reason to be concerned about pl ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
35 years experience Family Medicine
Don't worry: The risks of infection from eating food that has been touched by someone, even with open wounds, is very low. If the person had certain rare transmiss ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuel Winocur
67 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Burnt food is like charcoal; absorbs intestinal gas. It is safe if the food was safe to begin with.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Cans: Food can spoil after the expiration date so it is safer not to eat them. Good Luck
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Not too much: Keep the processed and fatty foods to a minimum.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Msg in pregnancy is controversial becomes some studies showed problems in mice exposed to large doses. Those risks have not been shown in human studie ... Read More

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