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A 46-year-old male asked:

Can you get diseases from food in plastic, like to the chemicals from the plastic go in to the food?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
No risk, no worry: For the most part, government regulation -- especially in industrialized countries like Canada -- require plastics that come into contact with food to be entirely safe. Mostly there is no contamination of the food with the plastic or chemicals in it; or it is minor and believed to be harmless. This isn't anything to worry about.
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Last updated May 23, 2016


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