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Is it safe to eat cooked food that may have been prepared by hands that were exposed to poison ivy? Thanks

Is it safe to eat cooked food that may have been prepared by hands that were exposed to poison ivy? Thanks

Cooked is ok: As long as the food is cooked, the protein from the poison ivy (urushiol) should be degraded and not cause any problems. Regardless, you would want to wash your hands when preparing a meal for basic hygiene. ...Read more

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Food Safety (Definition)

Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food ...Read more


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Is it safe to eat with your hands when you have poison ivy and you have a soar in your mouth?

Is it safe to eat with your hands when you have poison ivy and you have a soar in your mouth?

Yes: The blisters from poison ivy do not transfer the allergic reaction. The oil from the plant does. As long as you have washed your hands with a good soap to remove the plant oil you should not transfer the rash to other parts of your body. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat hajmola in pragnancy?

Is it safe to eat hajmola in pragnancy?

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

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Is it safe to eat pickled sausage while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat pickled sausage while pregnant?

Ingredients matter: Nitrates in preserved food, are recommended at lower levels of consumption in pregnancy. SO the receipt should be reviewed for safety in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat food we left behind in the hurricane?

Is it safe to eat food we left behind in the hurricane?

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

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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.

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

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Is it safe to eat smoked duck when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat smoked duck when pregnant?

Smoked duck PG?: I would think it would be no problem unless you have high blood pressure or swelling. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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Is It safe to eat lobster while pregnant?

Generally - yes: The mercury content is not particularly high. Insure that it is fully cooked incase there are any parasites. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat wild keta salmon I am 2-3weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to eat wild keta salmon I am 2-3weeks pregnant?

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

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Is it safe to eat ceviche while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to eat ceviche while breastfeeding?

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

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Is it safe to eat boiled egg if I have bleeding piles?

Is it safe to eat boiled egg if I have bleeding piles?

Ok...: Ok to consume, but may I ask why you have this question? To help ease many unwanted anxiety, go to articles listed in Life Reality in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat non-organic produce while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat non-organic produce while pregnant?

Yes: The debate regarding organic vs nonorganic is a tough one to resolve. Whether organic or not, focus on eating largely a plant based diet of unprocessed foods, . ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I pull my eyelashes and eyebrows and I also eat them, is it safe to eat them?

I pull my eyelashes and eyebrows and I also eat them, is it safe to eat them?

Trichotillomania: This is a disorder in the family of ocd (obsessive compulsive disorder). You should consider seeking the advice of a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant.?

Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant.?

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