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Is It Safe To Eat A Poisoned Hen
Is it safe to eat cooked food that may have been prepared by hands that were exposed to poison ivy? Thanks
Most likely but...: Like most herbal remedies (and medicines) there has been no research on the safety of hajmola in pregnancy but the main ingredients are commonly eaten herbs and spices: cumin, black pepper, ginger and long pepper. To the best of my knowledge none of these are thought to be unsafe to eat during pregnancy so as far as known it should be fine; but best to limit all medicines in early pregnancy. ...Read more
Food Safety? Hurrican:
Your Health is Precious!
If Hurricane led to loss of power for long time and also had flooding:
• Do not eat any food that may have come into contact with flood water.
• Do not eat food packed in plastic, paper, cardboard, cloth, and similar containers that have been water damaged.
• Discard home canned foods, if they have come in contact with flood water ...Read more
Is it safe to eat chocolate that melted and then cooled to room temp and solid again? Still in the foil wrapper? Tasted fine just the shape ofcourse.
Yes: People do that all the time, without any problem. Often, this happens when a person leaves a chocolate bar in the car, where it melts, and then eats it after it hardens again at home. Basically, if a person has no problem eating the chocolate bar in its original state, she should have no problem eating it after it's melted and re-hardened. ...Read more
Sure, but...: Eating omega-3-rich proteins like low-mercury fish is very healthy for pregnant women, but make sure wild salmon is well cooked (at risk of undesired parasitic infections like anisakis worms). ...Read more
Should be ok, but...: Ceviche from a reputable place should be safe to eat while breast-feeding, with the caveat that it may be a good idea to avoid certain fish such as white tuna, which may be high in mercury. Enjoy! ...Read more
Is it safe to eat non organic yogurt if it states it is made from cows NOT treated by RBST hormones? Or better to go organic?
Cows on hormones: My assessment is that there is no evidence that cows with or without hormones make a healthier milk and yogurt. What kind of evidence would l like to see? A proper trial of say 20, 000 folks randomly allocated to hormone or non-hormone yogurt and followed for say 10 m then 20 then 30 years to see which group is the healthiest. Probably will never be. Done. ...Read more
Is it safe to eat the rice sold in little plastic bags which are designed to be just boiled? I noticed that the plastic melted! Will I be fine?
Harmful to. Health: 24 y/o male asks, is it safe to eat the rice sold in plastic bags which are designed to be just boiled? I notice that the plastic melted! Will I be fine? Plastics are known to contain toxic chemicals that are harmful to Human Health. Infertility, Obesity, Cancers of different types have been associated with plastics. One should not eat foods from melted plastic containers. ...Read more
Is it safe to eat yoghurt that is not refrigerated for 3 days straight? We have no ref in our dorm (diff articles on the internet have diff answers)
Toss it.: Yogurt is dairy, and will "spoil" if left out too long, just like milk. You should throw that yogurt out. ...Read more
Trichotillomania: This is a disorder in the family of ocd (obsessive compulsive disorder). You should consider seeking the advice of a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Raw fish?: A pregnant woman "can" eat sushi, but it is safer to eat other foods instead of sushi. One reason is the mercury in fish. A person who eats more than 2 servings of fish a week may be taking in too much mercury. A second reason is that sushi often has uncooked seafood in it. Uncooked seafood can contain live viruses, bacteria, and parasites; but cooking the food usually kills those things. ...Read more