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What Happens If You Eat Melted Plastic
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
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?
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
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?
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
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?
Agree wi Dr Sadeh: Bisphenol-A (BPA) may leach into your food and be harmful to your health. ...Read more
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
Medical doctors are offering a procedure where they sew a plastic square on tongue which causes pain to eat. As a way to lose weight, ethical?
Sounds painful: Certainly must be an easier way. Ethical - good question. I would discuss other options personally. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Kitchen blunder: I accidentally set my Kuerig coffee pot onto a warm burner and melted the plastic. Should I worry about the fumes I was exposed to?
NO: Not unless this was a very long exposure. ...Read more
I placed a few chicken fingers on a plastic lid and pushed it into the toaster oven, but the lid melted. Then I ate the fingers. What am I to do?
Do nothing,: You will be fine, try some tin foil the next time ...Read more
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
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?
Melted the absorbtion layer of a pack of beef into a chili for 20 mins. Found torn portions of the plastic in the food after eating. What should I do?
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
I ate pizza cooked on foil over PLASTIC tray in oven. It melted horribly. I breastfeed. My toddler ate it too. I was told this might have been toxic??
No effect: This one time event will not cause a problem to you or the baby. ...Read more
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?
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
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
Think I accidentally swallowed small pieces of either glass or plastic? What do I do? Eat bread. ..Drink water and milk? Motrin? What would help?
Nothing.: Don't do anything. If symptoms such as bleeding or alarming symptoms develop go to the er. ...Read more
Can melted plastic harm foetus? I'm 14 weeks pregnant and only just noticed a melted milk cap on a baking tray in oven from a week ago, the oven has being on and off since meaning that the cap has remelted a few times....i have no symptoms
No: If the fumes generated by the melting plastic were so minimal that you were unaware of the problem, it is unlikely that should be any harm. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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