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Doctor insights on: Styrofoam Recycling

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What are the health effects of styrofoam pillow?

What are the health effects of styrofoam pillow?

Bad for health: Prolonged exposure to urethane foam which has petroleum based chemicals may effect the nervous system and immune system that means it may be resposible for illnesses like asthma, cancer, neurological diseaes, allergies and auto immune disorders, infertility, miscarriage childrns behavior disorders. ...Read more

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Are there any risks of drinking from styrofoam cups?

Melted styrofoam?: If you heat a beverage that is in a styrofoam cup i, it could melt. Some people have complained of headache or GI symptoms after drinking from melted styrofoam. ...Read more

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Most likely inhaled styrofoam and took E-Ray only showed circle thing what will happen when it just sits there I'm not coughing will it go away anxios?

Most likely inhaled styrofoam and took E-Ray only showed circle thing what will happen when it just sits there I'm not coughing will it go away anxios?

Will not go away: styrofoam is not bio compatible with dissolving on its own. If it's showing up in your imaging of your nose, you may need to see and ENT doctor, who can irrigate it carefully, so it doesn't go deeper into your sinuses. There are OTC nasal irrigation solutions available through using a Netti pot. However, it may be best to get professional advice from an ENT doctor first. Then proceed ahead. ...Read more

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Can styrofoam be dangerous?

Can styrofoam be dangerous?

Water dangerous?: Water can be dangerous if you can't swin and it's over your head. But 6 glasses a day is good for you. To drink out of a styrofoam cup probably totally safe. Go chewing in the cup, not so good. Put food in styrofoam and heat in a microwave and probably not safe. Just use prudence and as directed and you are probably. For peace of mind don't and use an alternative. ...Read more

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How to cut a styrofoam cooler with smooth edges?

How to cut a styrofoam cooler with smooth edges?

Medical Forum: This isn't a medical question - but your local craft shop should carry a device that can cut Styrofoam. ...Read more

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I noticed KFC restaurant has gone to styrofoam containers for hot mashed potatoes. I have eaten from these containers many times and have noticed a bad chemical taste when I get to the bottom of the container. Is my health in danger long term? How?

I noticed KFC restaurant has gone to styrofoam containers for hot mashed potatoes. I have eaten from these containers many times and have noticed a bad chemical taste when I get to the bottom of the container. Is my health in danger long term? How?

Plastic containers: Of any kind can put toxins into food, especially when heated. This MAY be just one more source of collecting toxins in the body. Anything we can do to eliminate toxins is good. Please do not re-heat in any type of plastic or use Teflon frying pans. Some people naturally detox better than others. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can heating food in styrofoam containers cause cancer?

Can heating food in styrofoam containers cause cancer?

No: It takes only a few minutes to make up a scare story / health hoax. Debunking it takes far longer, and for your trouble you get called "unspiritual" or told you're in the pay of the wicked corporations. This is one more internet hoax that you can ignore. Despite all the piranhas at the nih, each striving to make a name by proving a real risk, there's not a single publication. ...Read more

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I think I inhaled styrofoam but ER won't do anything they can't find it in the X-ray cuse it will not show he said its fine if it stays there anxious?

I think I inhaled styrofoam but ER won't do anything they can't find it in the X-ray cuse it will not show he said its fine if it stays there anxious?

Not seen on x-ray: Styrofoam is not visible on routine x-ray or MRI. It may also be missed on CT scans. However, if you still feel like there is something stuck in your wind pipe, you should make an effort to cough it up. If this doesn't work, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens it you get styrofoam in your mouth or swallow it?

What happens it you get styrofoam in your mouth or swallow it?

Not a problem: Styrofoam in your mouth will not cause any problems. If it is swallowed and is a very small piece (like the size or a dime or less), it should have no problem passing through your system and you will poop it out. ...Read more