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Doctor insights on: Can You Throw Up From Uncooked Spinach From Farmers Markte

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Can you throw up from uncooked spinach from farmers markte?

Can you throw up from uncooked spinach from farmers markte?

If contaminated: Spinach can be eaten raw. But if it isn't clean or contaminated, then you may get sick. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get salmonella/e-coli from washing dishes / sink that had raw egg overnight (e.g., some water splashing up from sponge).

Is it possible to get salmonella/e-coli from washing dishes / sink that had raw egg overnight (e.g., some water splashing up from sponge).

No risk, no worries: The vast majority of eggs are not contaminated with Salmonella or E. coli. But if it were contaminated, dish washing detergent would kill it immediately. So definitely this isn't something to worry about. ...Read more

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Can I get parasites from uncooked vegetables?

Can I get parasites from uncooked vegetables?

Yes: It is generally advised that you rinse all fresh produce before eating it. If you are still concerned that it may be contaminated, cooking the food item can kill possible parasites and bacteria. Do not contaminate foods by using knives, counters or cutting boards that may have come in contact with other infectious sources such as raw meat or poultry. ...Read more

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I ate spinach ricotta tortelloni (pre prepared) but some bits i cooked weren't cooked on the outsides. Will this lead to food poisoning/ oth problems?

I ate spinach ricotta tortelloni (pre prepared) but some bits i cooked weren't cooked on the outsides. Will this lead to food poisoning/ oth problems?

Not really.: Pre-prepared foods are usually packed in such a way that they do not get contaminated. Even if you did not cook your tortellini property there almost no chance of food poisoning or even upset stomach. ...Read more

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Can parasites get into the eggs of fish? i ate some from fish that wasnt frozen but the eggs were kept in a fridge. Am i fine?

Can parasites get into the eggs of fish? i ate some from fish that wasnt frozen but the eggs were kept in a fridge. Am i fine?

Probably fine: If you get any symptoms that would make you think you have some parasitic infection, then see your Doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you eat diced tomatoes from a can with out warming it up? Will it give you some food bourne illness?

Can you eat diced tomatoes from a can with out warming it up? Will it give you some food bourne illness?

Yes: The process of canning eliminates bacteria and other pathogens so you can eat it right out of the can if you prefer. If the can top is swollen or there is evidence of rust or leakage, then discard the can. ...Read more

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I buy cooked, hot veggies from store + blot off as much fat as i can before eating. Do the veggies still have a lot of calories from the cooking fat?

I buy cooked, hot veggies from store + blot off as much fat as i can before eating. Do the veggies still have a lot of calories from the cooking fat?

They do but not much: The way you are eating there is not much fat.It also depends on the vegies and how these are cooked, saute or fried.But do not worry about fat as it is not too much. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get ergot poisoning from bread or baked goods from stores (Starbucks, market)? I am nervous to eat anything with flour in case.

Is it possible to get ergot poisoning from bread or baked goods from stores (Starbucks, market)? I am nervous to eat anything with flour in case.

Hmmm...: We all eat bread or baked goods from stores such as supermarkets, or cafes such as Starbucks. That means all 300 million or so of us Americans. Haven't heard of any ergot poisoning problems. ...Read more

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Can you get liver/pancreas pain/inflammation from eating fried chicken AND 1/2 bag of potato chips every day?...and not eating fruits/vegetables...?

Can you get liver/pancreas pain/inflammation from eating fried chicken AND 1/2 bag of potato chips every day?...and not eating fruits/vegetables...?

As seen: in the popular movie "Super Size" me - you can inflame your liver, gain tremendous weight by eating a high fat - high calorie diet for extended periods of time. In addition to gaining weight and feeling horribly, a "fatty liver" can occur which can sometimes a precursor to liver failure and liver cirrhosis. Your example - potato chip- fried chicken diet without fruits/vegetables is a bad recipe. ...Read more

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Can I get lead poisoning from pottery from china?

Can I get lead poisoning from pottery from china?

Hard to say: There are lead testing kits that can give you a quick answer, but you'd have to have the pottery in-hand to do the test. ...Read more

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Could I get lead poisoning from microwaving glazed cups from mexico?

Possibly: Pottery may contain lead in the glaze. It is not advisable to eat or drink from them. Regular use could cause lead poisoning and is definitely not advisable if you are pregnant or for children. ...Read more

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I picked up some stuff from old house and dust came into my eyes. The hantavirus can transmit that way? How long live outside from mices?

I picked up some stuff from old house and dust came into my eyes. The hantavirus can transmit that way? How long live outside from mices?

Don't worry!: Yes, hantavirus lives in droppings and urine from rodents. To get the virus, there must be rodents who live around your house. If there are no rodents, don't worry! Even if there are rodents, it's very unlikely you have contracted hantavirus. If you start to get muscle aches all over your body, see a doctor and tell him or her your concerns. Hantavirus is not common. ...Read more

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Do vegetarians become sick from herbicides that are soaked up by vegetables?

Do vegetarians become sick from herbicides that are soaked up by vegetables?

No: Acute illness related to herbicide ingestion is very uncommon. One would have to consume impractical quantities of vegetables containing unusually high concentrations of herbicides. The long-term effects are less well understood, but if used according to the manufacturer's instructions should be safe. ...Read more