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Doctor insights on: What Happens If You Eat Melted Plastic

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Used metal fork to cook; didn't realise, but melted plastic ziplock bag. Still safe to eat food even if may be tiny bits of plastic? ... Or throw?

Used metal fork to cook; didn't realise, but melted plastic ziplock bag. Still safe to eat food even if may be tiny bits of plastic? ... Or throw?

Plastic: It is likely not harmful to eat the plastic but there is a possibility it could get stuck in your throat and have to be removed so I would start that dish again. All the best. ...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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What happens if you made bagged s'mores and you put a Plastic Ziplock bag into the microwave for 30 seconds and it melted the plastic into the food?

What happens if you made bagged s'mores and you put a Plastic Ziplock bag into the microwave for 30 seconds and it melted the plastic into the food?

Toxic: Don't eat food that has melted plastic mixed in with it. For your protection read instructions on the proper materials to use when you microwave food, both solid and liquids. ...Read more

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Hi, just checking how dangerous can it be if myself + 3 people might have eaten a bit of melted plastic with our meal?

Hi, just checking how dangerous can it be if myself + 3 people might have eaten a bit of melted plastic with our meal?

Probably ok: The plastic will not break down and it will pass through your intestine into your feces and that will be the end of it. ...Read more

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Burnt a plastic cup I'm the kitchen for about about 10 seconds on accident. How bad could the smell be for me. No smoke just melted a tad bit?

Burnt a plastic cup I'm the kitchen for about about 10 seconds on accident. How bad could the smell be for me. No smoke just melted a tad bit?

Burning plastic does: Release toxic fumes but you would need a significant exposure for there to be any short or long term damage. If your breathing is ok and you have no discomfort, u r ok. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat food that was cooked in a regular oven after plastic burned on the racks? (there were fumes and smoke)

Is it safe to eat food that was cooked in a regular oven after plastic burned on the racks? (there were fumes and smoke)

Yes: There was a hoopla about plastic in the microwave a while back that had no real scientific basis. I'm not aware of any reason to be concerned about plastic in the fireplace. ...Read more

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18w preg. & cooked pasta earlier, put pasta in plastic strainer & then back in the pot, strainer melted quite a bit, still ate pasta, did I hurt baby?

18w preg. & cooked pasta earlier, put pasta in plastic strainer & then back in the pot, strainer melted quite a bit, still ate pasta, did I hurt baby?

No: We live in a toxic world, so eating a meal out of a heat-deformed plastic container (such as microwaving a container of food) does not add a noticeable amount of toxins to the amount of toxins we experience on a normal daily basis. That being said, still try to avoid getting extra toxins. ...Read more

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I ordered noodles. It came with a melted plastic lid touching the noodles. I ate it. Will I get cancer?

I ordered noodles. It came with a melted plastic lid touching the noodles. I ate it. Will I get cancer?

Not due to this: This one instance of melted plastic touching your food will not give you cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am affraid that with the heat my plastic container for the microwave melted and I have eaten a little bit of plastic...Possible harm and consequence

I am affraid that with the heat my plastic container for the microwave melted and I have eaten a little bit of plastic...Possible harm and consequence

Do not worry: You will not suffer any damage or harm from what you described.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it bad if you eat food from a slightly heated plastic box. Also eating on a table where a computer is can it absorb radiation?

Is it bad if you eat food from a slightly heated plastic box. Also eating on a table where a computer is can it absorb radiation?

Don't use plastic: It is never a good idea to heat food in plastic. There are products that claim to be microwave safe but chemicals still come out of the plastic when it is heated. Some of those chemicals interfere with hormones. You don't need to worry about radiation from computers. It is not the kind that emits radioactive particles so nothing would end up staying in food. ...Read more

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Found a piece of melted plastic from a spatula in my food. Induced vomiting and am freaking out whether I ate some small pieces and how toxic it is!

Quit worrying: Small pieces of plastic from spatula are not toxic. It is food grade plastic, you can't digest it. You didn't consume enough to hurt you in anyway. ...Read more

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I am 9 wks pregnant and I melted a plastic bowl in my microwave. My house still smells like burnt plastic. Can I harm my baby because of the fumes?

I am 9 wks pregnant and I melted a plastic bowl in my microwave. My house still smells like burnt plastic. Can I harm my baby because of the fumes?

Plastic fumes:preg: Whenever chemical or potentially toxic fumes occur, immediately increase ventilation and leave the affected area until cleared of the fumes. Short exposure to plastic fumes should not affect your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I accidentally cooked a small piece of the plastic that covers chicken breasts in the grocery store. Can I still eat the chicken, or will it be toxic?

I accidentally cooked a small piece of the plastic that covers chicken breasts in the grocery store. Can I still eat the chicken, or will it be toxic?

Not a problem: This is non-toxic and will pass your GI system without problems. If it is big enough, you will discover it while eating the chicken and can remove. If too small to be seen in this way, it will not cause you any problems. ...Read more

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What to do if I accidentally swallowed small pieces of glass? Or plastic? I think it came from my blender? Eat bread and drink water and milk?

What to do if I accidentally swallowed small pieces of glass? Or plastic? I think it came from my blender? Eat bread and drink water and milk?

You will pass it: Small non sharp inert (non poisonous) objects once you pass nor narrowest part of GI tract located just beyond the throat, you will pas it in the stool. In small children you have worry a it may enter respiratory tract, may choke ...Read more

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Is it harmful that I may have consumed melted plastic while 38 weeks pregnant? I heated up some chinese food and I think the plastic may have melted o

Is it harmful that I may have consumed melted plastic while 38 weeks pregnant? I heated up some chinese food and I think the plastic may have melted o

Unlikely: Unlikely that a single ingestion of plastic will affect your pregnancy. In fact there's little direct evidence of this being harmful, it's under researched. Either way, you're better off avoiding this though for both the health of yourself and your pregnancy in the long-term. Birth defects trend to occur only in the first and second trimester. ...Read more

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Put hand sanitizer on outside of cheese while still sealed w/ plastic. Went to eat some & it tasted like hand sanitizer.19 w preg. Could it hurt baby?

Put hand sanitizer on outside of cheese while still sealed w/ plastic. Went to eat some & it tasted like hand sanitizer.19 w preg. Could it hurt baby?

Minimal ingestion: I think you will be fine; obviously there are no studies on this to guarantee the lack of harm, but it's highly unlikely with such a small amount. The only known harm is likely the small amount of alcohol in the sanitizer, but your pregnancy is so far enough along that this should not matter. Relax. It's going to be fine. ...Read more

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What happens if you ingest plastic?

What happens if you ingest plastic?

It will most likely: Pass through the body and exit in feces. ...Read more

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I swallowed hard plastic on accident what could happen?

It is likely that: This will pass through your body and come out with your feces. ...Read more

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What would happen if you accidentally swallowed small pieces of a plastic fork?

What would happen if you accidentally swallowed small pieces of a plastic fork?

Nothing: Plastic fork pieces are non-toxic and do not have significantly sharp outside edges even if broken. Your intestines are used to reacting to sharp objects by retracting and so penetration is extremely unlikely. Swallowing pieces of plastic cutlery is probably very common and I have seen no reports about this in the medical literature. So don't worry about it. ...Read more

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What will happen if I accidently swallowed a piece of a plastic wrapper from a popsicle? How do I know that it is in my body system? Please help.

What will happen if I accidently swallowed a piece of a plastic wrapper from a popsicle? How do I know that it is in my body system? Please help.

Watch for symptoms: When you swallow something that is small usually the body gets rid of it in your stools. However, if the object is significantly large it might cause intestinal obstruction which requires immediate evaluation. You might present with abdominal pain and difficulty passing stools. If you are presenting symptoms please consider going to the ED. ...Read more

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What happens if a piece of plastic is inhaled such as a lego? Happened years ago and never had any problems, does it break down or just stay? Curious.

What happens if a piece of plastic is inhaled such as a lego? Happened years ago and never had any problems, does it break down or just stay? Curious.

Wow!: Plastic in the lungs is unlikely to go away. An entire lego piece, even a small one is kind of worrisome for causing lung problems. That said, if you aren't having respiratory problems, getting it out is likely worse than having it in. Are you absolutely sure it is still there? ...Read more

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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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Pro and cons of plastic lenses?

Pro and cons of plastic lenses?

Lighter, etc.: Plastic lenses are a comfort especially in high power needs for eyeglasses as they are lighter in weight for a given power. They are, however, less durable and can scratch in normal use. These factors can be eweighted in the udee ...Read more