What Happens If You Taste Plastic In Water From a Plastic Jug and Are Plasticizers Harmful?

A person who can taste the very few molecules of plasticizer that might escape from a food container probably has an extra-sensitive sense of taste but need not worry about being harmed.

The plasticizers used to make the plastics flexible in containers intended for food are very slightly soluble in water and slightly more soluble in oily substances.

But food scientists say they are not metabolized, and studies have found no biological activity.

Scientists warn against using containers not specifically for food or those that have held toxic substances.

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