A 23-year-old female asked:

I accidentally ate a really small, tiny piece of tin foil with the food i cooked in the oven, will it be digested okay?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Unlikely to harm: A small piece of foil should pass through the stomach and intestines un digested. It is unlikely to cause any problems. See your doctor if you develop any symptoms.
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