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A 27-year-old male asked:

is it safe to eat raw vegetables as i put them into a blender and make full food smoothies for health?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
By and large: yes. Just make sure to wash them thoroughly, and pay attention to any use by or expiration dates on the packaging, if any are present. In general, raw vegetables preserve more of the intrinsic nutrients in the food when compared to canned or frozen vegetables. Hope this helps!

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Why are some raw food, like fish, safe to eat while others are not?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Fish guts: Contain an enzyme called thiaminase that desroys vitramin b1. In some counries they make a fish patois that includes the whole fish. This may be responsible for the disease known as bangungut, or "toxic dream" that is lethal. The japanese, however, make sushi that is white rice associated with the muscular part of the fish and it is safe when eaten at a japanese restaurant. Veggies and fruit O.K.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Used metal fork to cook; didn't realise, but melted plastic ziplock bag. Still safe to eat food even if may be tiny bits of plastic?... Or throw?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Plastic: It is likely not harmful to eat the plastic but there is a possibility it could get stuck in your throat and have to be removed so I would start that dish again. All the best.
Mason, OH
A 20-year-old male asked:

Are BPA-free canned food safe to eat?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Not necessarily: While BPA is hazardous because of its hormone-disrupting estrogenic effects, the problem is that cans without BPA use alternatives like BPF, BPS, vinyl and polyester that may be as or more toxic than BPA and it is hard to learn what alternatives are being used! See http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408989/ and https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/bpa-free-cans-safe-or-toxic/ and http://tinyurl.com/lsefng7
Fremont, CA
A 39-year-old male asked:

Is food safe to eat after a wildfire has gone through?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe. Maybe not.: After a fire has passed, such as a wildfire, and it has been announced that it is safe to go back, remember to discard perishable food that has been exposed to heat, or any food damaged by burning, smoke, soot, or debris.
Fremont, CA
A 39-year-old male asked:

Is it safe to eat food that has survived a big flood?

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Cardiac Electrophysiology 34 years experience
No. Discard all food: No. Discard all food that has come into contact with floodwater, including canned goods, water bottles, and plastic utensils. When in doubt, throw it out!

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