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Do you have any symptoms ?
Right now some very mild irritation on skin of face, just in a small area, and minor irritation on scalp, I think from the vapor coming from the microwave, burnt plastic smell
Do you have nausea ? vomiting ?
stomach burning ?
At the moment, no such symptoms, I ate the meal about 30 minutes ago
Well, regarding aluminium toxicity it is a long term problem and occurs in people on hemodialysis mostly. Acute intoxication is very very rare.
Toxic effects are dependent upon the amount of metal ingested, entry rate, tissue distribution, concentration achieved, and excretion rate. Mechanisms of toxicity include inhibition of enzyme activity and protein synthesis, alterations in nucleic acid function, and changes in cell membrane permeability.
Its toxicity is more likely if you have taken a large amount of aluminium over longer period of time.
Common if people who have kidney dysfunction.
unfortunately I cannot give more detailed about the plastics that combusted on the label, which definitely contaminated the food i ate, all i know is that there was that telltale awful burnt plastic smell from the food
So i think these symptoms you are having are due to plastic fumes inhalation.
what should i do?
In most cases this plastic inhalation toxicity is temporary and goes away in few hours. Signs and symptoms that mandate a clinical examination are
problems in breathing, coughing, chest pain, swelling of tongue or lips.
rash on skin
itching over skin.
Any such symptoms mean that there is a possible allergic reaction and needs examination and treatment.
Is it the same for eating food that was contaminated by the combusted plastic? wait and see? if no symptoms, not to worry?
Yes, very true.. if no warning symptoms that i have mentioned then it is not serious.
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yes, I am just worried that I have certainly ingested carcinogenic substances but I suppose there is nothing I can do about that now
Carcinogenic agents do not cause cancer in one sitting, it takes a long term exposure over many years to cause such effects. like people working in plastic factories
they are at risk while one time exposure is not
You should go out i garden and take deep breaths of fresh air to push out the bad air.
ok I will have a shower also, thank you doctor
It is the simplest way to exhale the bad air.
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Ok thank you
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