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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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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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I swallowed a plastic water bottle cap, I don't feel sick or anything but I'm worried I won't poop it out.?

I swallowed a plastic water bottle cap, I don't feel sick or anything but I'm worried I won't poop it out.?

Wouldn't worry on it: If it made it passed your stomach entrance it will most likely pass & you may not even be aware of it. If you want to hurry it along you can eat stewed okra, which forms a congeal around such objects & softens the edges. ...Read more

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Please help I was chewing on a plastic bottle cap and spit landed on my arm and then I wiped my eye and the spit got in to my eye will I get herpes?

Please help I was chewing on a plastic bottle cap and spit landed on my arm and then I wiped my eye and the spit got in to my eye will I get herpes?

Doubtful: If the bottle cap contained spit contaminated with Herpes type two, it might cause a problem Type one is the most common and you are almost certainly immune to that type. ...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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Are there any plastic bottles that are bpa free?

Yes but other toxins: Many plastics are BPA free;you can tell by checking the recycling symbol: those with 7 are high in BPA but 3 and 6 are also quite toxic.1, 2, 4 and 8 are safer- see https://healdove. Com/misc/Plastics-to-Avoid
However, many BPA-free plastics contain BPS or BPF which may be just as bad. No plastic bottles are entirely safe. See http://time. Com/3742871/bpa-free-health/ and
http://tinyurl. Com/y7sxzzj5 ...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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Please tell me, are #1 plastic water bottles dangerous?

Please tell me, are #1 plastic water bottles dangerous?

No: No, plastic water bottles are not dangerous. The Food and Drug Administration in Washington monitors these things. For safety. ...Read more

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How does drinking from plastic bottles affect our health?

How does drinking from plastic bottles affect our health?

Safe: PET resin Plastic bottles are safe in the US. If they were not the Food and Drug Administration or FDA would not allow manufacturers to continue to let them be used. The bottles have been tested rigorously by the World Health Organization. ...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

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What is safer, plastic or glass bottles for babies?

What is safer, plastic or glass bottles for babies?

Glass safer: The linings of baby bottles had bpa (bisphenol a) so nih & epa reviewed 700 published studies on bpa, the levels currently found in humans is higher than the levels causing adverse effects in animal studies. The U.S. Department of health and human services' center for the evaluation of risks to human reproduction has expressed "some concern for neural and behavioral effects". ...Read more

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Yesterday I was having a great mood of sex but my partner was not here so I used a plastic small bottle but now it has gone inside how to take it out?

Yesterday I was having a great mood of sex but my partner was not here so I used a plastic small bottle but now it has gone inside how to take it out?

Vaginal foreign body: Fortunately when things get lost inside the vagina, it's not that difficult to get it out. I suggest squatting, relaxing your muscles as if you're taking out a tampon and see if you can pull the bottle out. If there's suction to the opening gently try to break the suction with your fingertip. ...Read more

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Plastic water bottle -- can I re-use if I wash it?

Plastic water bottle -- can I re-use if I wash it?

Yes.: Yes. I do this with plastic bottles I carry on my bike all the time. However, clean immediately after drinkoing it. It is much easier to clean and reuse. ...Read more

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Are plastic bottles of water ok to drink from every day>?

Are plastic bottles of water ok to drink from every day>?

Yes but: Most bottled water is really tap water put in bottles. There are many studies showing the composition of the contents of these bottles and you will be paying a lot for what you can get from your faucet at home. Check 'consumer reports' on google for data on this. Bottled water is convenient but does not usually have the health benefits advertised. A few think their are toxins in the plastics. ...Read more

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Can I wash plastic bottle which is made of 100% bisphenol free material with hot water?

Plastic can melt: I would think lukewarm water and soap would be better for a thin plastic like a recyclable bottle, but for a hard reusable bottle hot water should be fine, especially if it is "dishwasher safe" ...Read more

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Should I be wary of microwaving food in plastic containers or drinking from plastic bottles?

E-mail scare: Thanks for asking. It would be surprising if this were true in a nation with huge numbers of science people studying products as intensively as they do. This looked like a scare e-mail, science-talk but withholding key facts, and I'm ready to trust the folks at harvard http://www. Health. Harvard. Edu/fhg/updates/update0706a.Shtml. ...Read more

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Am I drinking toxins from the plastic of bottled water sitting in my car all day in the sun?

Am I drinking toxins from the plastic of bottled water sitting in my car all day in the sun?

Perhaps: The question of whether dehp used in the production of many plastic containers has toxicity for humans after chronic exposure remains unanswered. Some reports say definitely not; others say perhaps. There is evidence of chronic toxicity in laboratory animals. Use your prudence & your good judgment. There are alternatives to plastic water bottles. I use an aluminum bottle. ...Read more

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If a microwave in a plastic bowl is harmful, is it the same for plastic bottles kept in the fridge?

If a microwave in a plastic bowl is harmful, is it the same for plastic bottles kept in the fridge?

Silly stuff: These are a couple of old bogus cancer scares. The plastic-in-the-microwave garbage was a 2002 internet e-mail hoax, totally made up by somebody for some dark reason. The hoaxer reference it to the American Cancer Society and Johns Hopkins. Stop worrying and be discerning. ...Read more

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If I wee into a small sealed plastic bottle would it be good to produce for a work urine sample any time up to 5 days?

If I wee into a small sealed plastic bottle would it be good to produce for a work urine sample any time up to 5 days?

Probably not: I'm assuming that by "work urine sample" you're talking about urine drug screening. Most urine drug screens also measure urine temperature to assure that the sample is fresh and not stored. ...Read more

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Ok so my 13 year old brother was shooting around a plastic "Aquafina" cap and it just so happens that it landed on a hot lightbulb he inhaled it a bit?

Ok so my 13 year old brother was shooting around a plastic "Aquafina" cap and it just so happens that it landed on a hot lightbulb he inhaled it a bit?

Not the world's: Healthiest fumes to be inhaling, but as long as the exposure was brief and he's not coughing, he should be fine. Move both of yourselves to fresh air until the odor has completely dissipated. Seek medical help if he has any difficulty breathing whatsoever. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give babies liquids in plastic bottles?

Is it safe to give babies liquids in plastic bottles?

Yes: Yes, it is totally safe to give babies liquids in plastic bottles these days. Almost all plastic bottles are bpa free these days, so you shouldn't be worried about bpa. That being said, bpa in humans has yet to be found to cause any proven problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink the water out of the plastic bottles?

Certain plastics: It is safe to drink out of certain plastics. They make plastic containers now that do not leach chemicals. This is what you need. ...Read more

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What is safest water bottle--plastic, stainless, glass? Why?

Mostly 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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Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

Safe? Yes needed? No: Plastic bottles from deer park or aquafina are fine for single use. However, there is nothing inherently safer about bottled water that you can't get from your tap. Especially if you have a refrigerator filter or a faucet filter like brita. It's much more economical for you and the environment to have a special stainless steel thermos they can use, or bpa free plastic one. ...Read more