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A 50-year-old female asked:

cooked a lean cuisine frozen meal and part of it burned. my house now stinks of the burnt smell. is it dangerous to breathe? i would hope their plastic food container is not harmful since you microwave. just cant get smell out! fans and window open?

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Ok: In general brief exposure wants to something like they burn plastic container of food and inhaling her breathing the smells of smoke on one occasion usually does not cause long-term harm to the Longs or body. Prolonged exposure Meaning months or years,will usually cause long-term harm

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