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My 14 yr o son developed a habit of chewing on plastic bottle caps and the plastic ring of ther bbottle. Health effects, chemicals or reason for urge?

My 14 yr o son developed a habit of chewing on plastic bottle caps and the plastic ring of ther bbottle. Health effects, chemicals or reason for urge?

Toxins are in: Plastic. Don't panic but try to get him to switch to something else, e.g., gum, mints, etc. Never microwave food w/saran wrap. It releases the toxins. Please don't drink bottles of water that have been sitting around. The toxins eventually migrate to the water. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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This may be a strange question.. But I am addicted to chewing on plastic water bottle caps.. Is there health issues I should be worried about?Or not?

This may be a strange question.. But I am addicted to chewing on plastic water bottle caps.. Is there health issues I should be worried about?Or not?

ParafunctionalHabit: It has been suggested that contributing factors such as the loss of posterior dental support and presence of parafunctional habits (e.g., clenching, chewing gum, chewing on pencils/pens, nails biting or chewing on "plastic water bottle caps") may play a role in temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Rec: to replace this habit. ...Read more

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Are plastic bottles safe?

Are plastic bottles safe?

Bisphenyl A...: ...Is present in some plastics, and acts like an estrogen in the human body. Glass, in general, is better, or you can look up if your bottle is made with bpa or not. ...Read more

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What number plastic is most safe for baby bottles?

What number plastic is most safe for baby bottles?

Use glass: All the plastics leach out some chemicals. Better with glass. Or even better, breast feed.Breast milk can be pumped and frozen too for later use or when you are away from baby. Breast milk is always best. ...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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Is it bad for your health to drink out of a plastic bottle?

Is it bad for your health to drink out of a plastic bottle?

Possibly: Toxic chemicals are released by certain plastics when exposed to prolonged sunlight. Some of these are carcinogens. ...Read more

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Got a bunch of old plastic baby bottles from sister. Safe to use now?

Got a bunch of old plastic baby bottles from sister. Safe to use now?

Discard them: Glass absorbs nothing. Plastics give off chemicals and may interact with the contents of the bottle.Please recall that breast feeding is best for baby and mother. ...Read more