How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Edward Johnson Your Own Question
Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson, U.S. Army Medic
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 10760
Experience:  U.S. Army Medical Services Corps, and Special Forces Med School, Ft. Sam Houstan, Tx; EMT U.AK
586644
Type Your Health Question Here...
Edward Johnson is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I cooked a casserole with glad cling wrap on it in the oven

Customer Question

I cooked a casserole with glad cling wrap on it in the oven - is the food now harmful to serve? The cling wrap has evaporated.........
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Edward Johnson replied 7 years ago.

DearCustomer

 

do not serve this food. The cling wrap that has evaporated has emitted harmful chemicals into the food.

 

They are not harmful enough to cause people to get sick unless they are sensitive. BUT the gases and particles that were emitted to the food, are known carcinogens.

 

The research is inconclusive in this regard, but when you heat something until it goes away, that plastic had to go somewhere, right?

 

Think of this...if scientific studies say it is bad, then despite one or two that contradict it, are you willing to be the one to serve a potential contaminate to your guests.

 

Of course you could set it out, tell everyone what happened, and tell them they can eat at their own risk.

 

My advise, do not serve it.