Post # 1
I am 12 weeks pregnant So still in my first trimester. DH and I decided to order pizza tonight. While he was eating a piece, he bit into a plastic bread tie(the plastic squares that tie a loaf of bread bag). I am worried sick that it could cause a birth defect or cause cancer in either of us. I am sooo picky about hearing up plastics. So, am I being rediculous for worrying about this? i have been such a worrier lately!!!
Post # 3
Erm…yeah I’d say worrying about this is a little ridiculous. Personally I’d be more worried about the possible germs on it than the plastic.
Post # 4
I’d be more pissed that our pizza shop left a bread tie in our pizza than about cancer. Just touching a bread tie isn’t going to give you cancer or birth defects.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t worry about it causing birth defects or cancer. I would call the pizza place and complain though, you might get a free pizza out if it.
Post # 6
The American Cancer Society addresses (At least in the case of plastic water bottles) this issue, too.
“DEHA is not inherent in the plastic used to make these bottles, and even if it was the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says DEHA “cannot reasonably be anticipated to cause cancer, teratogenic effects, immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity, gene mutations, liver, kidney, reproductive, or developmental toxicity or other serious or irreversible chronic health effects.” Meanwhile, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), says diethylhexyl adipate “is not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans.””
Post # 7
Dont worry. People have survived much worse than accidentally ingesting (if he even swallowed it) plastic. AND there have been 1,000s – 10s of 1,000s of woman who in their 1st trimester who did not know they were pregnant and have ingested much worse than a plastic tie. There are many enviornmental factors that you can not and will not be able to control. Of course always try your best. It is probably more harmful to sit there and worry about it. Stress is a hugely underestimated factor that causes illness & disease.
Post # 8
I soooo appreciate you bees! Thank you so much for the reassurance. my mind can really wonder sometimes and like to get second opinions. Thank you all for the responses!