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What Happens If You Eat Melted Plastic
It would most: Like be eaten up by digestive juices. ...Read more
Here's a better idea: You'll lose weight because your diet is boring. You will become deficient in vitamin b12, and probably iodine, zinc, iron, calcium, vitamins a, c, and d, and probably more. Your protein intake will be marginal. And forgive me -- you'll need to deal with everyone thinking you are crazy. How about eating a sensible diet and spending your spare time doing fitness? You'll make friends & be healthy. ...Read more
Could be dangerous: Most paper contains traces of dioxin, a byproduct of bleaching with chlorine. Dioxin is a carcinogen and an extremely toxic chemical. It is not considered hazardous to touch these products, but it is possible that if you "eat paper" even without swallowing that some of the dioxins will be absorbed into your body. I would not take this chance. Unbleached paper is relatively safe. See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Little at first: The vagina has good protection against introduced material and foreign objects. Raw hamburger would not do much for a while and the natural clean out mechanisms would gradually reject it. Over time for instance about 24 hours or more, the hamburger would start to degrade and lead to a chance for infection in that cavity. If there is a reason for putting it there, do not do it for long. ...Read more
Not a disease: Being thin is not a disease. There is no medicine or medical advise to give you to change your genetics other than eating a balanced diet with good amounts of protein, and some carbohydrates and some fat calories. Wanting a body you were not born with does not mean you are ill or have a medical condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually nothing: Ingesting a small amount of mold by an otherwise healthy person is not likely to have any ill-effects. ...Read more
Don't do it: Ammonia is dangerous when ingested so don't even think about it. Check out http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/ammonia_hospital_mmg.htm for more info. Basically, nothing good will come from eating/drinking ammonia. ...Read more
Why is junk food unhealthy and if I want to eat it what's kind should I choose chicken burger beef burger ........?
Ingested gel: Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more
You gain weight: You are eating an enormous amount of carbohydrate calories. You will gain weight. ...Read more
I'm baking a cake , I put a microwavable plastic among the cakes , just to seperate it , but it melted , just a bit , can I still eat the cake ?
Don't eat the cake.: Wouldn't eat that cake.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
. I cooked some chicken on a plastic tray(thought was metal) which melted, it remained hard. I eat it but worried chemicals may have been absorbed?
Plastic: You may well have ingested some plastic which melted. If you have no obvious ill effects at this time, I expect nothing serious to occur. You could call the poison center for reassurance. ...Read more
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
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?
Very little: If it is a brief exposure I wouldn't expect any effects at all. ...Read more
Hi, just checking how dangerous can it be if myself + 3 people might have eaten a bit of melted plastic with our meal?
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
I was cooking breakfast today and I realized after cooking that my pans had those plastic attached and melted. I’m not sure if it went w/ the food.
Did you eat the food: You did not indicate whether you at this food. Plastic is generally inert but after cooking it can change its chemistry and might have some toxic products produced. If the question is should you eat this? then the answer is no. ...Read more
I was washing dishes in my dishwasher and the plastic piece that spins fell off and melted on the coil could this be harmful? what about the dishes?
Call company: In general plastic is not good for the body, but you should call the dishwasher company please. ...Read more
I melted my plastic bottle to the point where it could be reshaped. I then let it cool and re-solidify. How long should I wait before drinking from it?
I ate microwavable rice out of a melted plastic container once and my roommate said that was cancerous, am I okay?
You're fine: Just don't make a habit of it. Ick. ...Read more
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
Discovered a small plastic bag attached to new pyjama pants went through dryer and looks melted. Is this dangerous? Should i rewash those clothes?
Pyjamas: There shouldn't be a problem, but if you are concerned you can rewah the pyjamas. ...Read more
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
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
Are fumes from melted plastic toxic? Someone left a glass container with plastic lid in the oven. The plastic mostly melted and stunk up the house.
I accidentally melted a small piece of plastic on the stove. my 6 month old baby was in room. Are there any health concerns to be worried about in?
No: A small piece in a well ventilated room should not cause problems. All the best. ...Read more
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
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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