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How long does ecoli live on paper or plastic? Hard plastic, Not garbage bags. I may have to wash his comforter depending on the answer :(

How long does ecoli live on paper or plastic? Hard plastic, Not garbage bags. I may have to wash his comforter depending on the answer :(

Wash the comforter!: E-coli can live for many days on surfaces like plastic - even steel. It is just a bad decision to cut corners and end up quite ill. Don't be lazy - or hire someone to do it after telling them the situation and paying their price. Or throw away the comforter in as safe a manner as possible. Smile - it's not the hardest task in the world. And you can feel really proud of yourself afterward. ...Read more

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I touched a piece of plastic paper that had contained raw meat. I threw the plastic away and put fingers in mouth. What's my risk of toxo?

I touched a piece of plastic paper that had contained raw meat. I threw the plastic away and put fingers in mouth. What's my risk of toxo?

Food: Humans touch raw meat all the time. They wash the meat; they prepare the meal. One just washes their hands when this happens with soap and water. ...Read more

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Piece of plastic hit me in the eye, it feels like a paper cut.Eye burn and is run. Only hurt when open eyes wash with water & refresh for eyes

Piece of plastic hit me in the eye, it feels like a paper cut.Eye burn and is run. Only hurt when open eyes wash with water & refresh for eyes

It : It sounds like a corneal abrasion. It is a very painful condition but fortunately resolves quickly. Corneal abrasion expose your cornea to infection so you should be treated with an antibiotic as a prophylaxis. You should be seen by an ophthalmologist to make sure that there is no ruptured globe and to make sure that all foreign material is removed. ...Read more

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Labeled vitamins with pen on paper and put in plastic bag. Ink seems to have run. 25 weeks pregnant. Problem?

Labeled vitamins with pen on paper and put in plastic bag.  Ink seems to have run. 25 weeks pregnant. Problem?

Throw them away: The fetus is vulnerable to toxins. Markers are loaded with toluene and xylene, two chemicals that are cancer causing. Not worth the risk. ...Read more

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Will having a plastic bed cover only encourage my child to wet the bed more?

Will having a plastic bed cover only encourage my child to wet the bed more?

No: No normal child likes to wet their bed. Very few children wet their bed because of "laziness". Also very few children "couldn't care less", although they might give this impression. It is part of a natural defense mechanism, just as denying that bedwetting is a problem. A plastic cover will protect the matress and removal of the bed cover can be an additional goal for the child to acheive control. ...Read more

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What are the worst toxins from plastic for kids?

What are the worst toxins from plastic for kids?

#3: The rhyme "5, 4, 1, 2--all the rest are bad for you" helps keep them straight. The chemicals in group 3 are the most toxic when in containers for fluids/foods. ...Read more

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What is best for a kid, glass, stainless, plastic bottle?

What is best for a kid, glass, stainless, plastic bottle?

Probably all: Glass and stainless are no problem at all. Some plastics contain plasticizers that a few consider toxic to some degree. Certification is now available to allow you to purchase safe plastics. The risk, if any, is small and so far not proven. But you are totally safe with stainless and glass. ...Read more

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Are there any harmful chemicals in plastic water jugs that might hurt a child?

Are there any harmful chemicals in plastic water jugs that might hurt a child?

Yes: Plastic water bottles, and many other stiff plastic bottles, often contain a chemical called bpa which can leach into the water and can be pretty toxic. Recent media attention has led many of the manufacturers of this plastic to replace those bottles with others that are bpa free. There is increasing information that the replacements might not be much better. Filter your own water to be safe. ...Read more

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