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A 22-year-old female asked:

i am 9 wks pregnant and i melted a plastic bowl in my microwave. my house still smells like burnt plastic. can i harm my baby because of the fumes?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Plastic fumes:preg: Whenever chemical or potentially toxic fumes occur, immediately increase ventilation and leave the affected area until cleared of the fumes. Short exposure to plastic fumes should not affect your pregnancy.

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