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A 29-year-old female asked:

What happens if you forget to wash your hands after handling gasoline and happen to touch the food you were eating with your dirty hands?

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Dr. Marino Tavarez
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The food: will not taste good and you may get indigestion.
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Likely nothing: Nikki, the small amount of residual gas on your hands probably would have caused no real harm. I wouldn't make a habit out of doing it, but once should be absolutely OK. Hope this helps!

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Last updated Aug 2, 2014

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