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A 18-year-old male asked:

I, unintentionally, swallowed a bit of a plastic coffee lid . i heard from someone plastic can give you cancer. can i get cancer from eating plastic?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Plastic "cancer": I think it highly unlikely that this would happen. A "bit of plastic" would go straight down your throat without concern.
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