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lettuce was laid on a surface where white spirit had been. Lettuce was eaten. Coulnd't figure out what the slightly weird taste was until i'd already eaten quite a bit and then smelt it.

please advise.
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If you're worried call NH S24/Direct. As it was a trace amount, you're probably fine.
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2 glasses of water have now been drunk to try and dilute anything further.
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oh noes your going to die!!
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well. my stomach does hurt a little since eating it..
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your stomach hurting is probably psychological. the more water you drink the better, but if you had consumed enough to be of danger, you would be feeling it more so by now.

however, I am not a doctor, so if you are worried, you might wanna call someone who knows. i.e the nhs helpline.
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If it really was as little as you say; then it's unlikely to do you much, if any, harm.

It's possible that your stomach ache is psychosomatic- i.e. you're worrying about the white spirit, and as a result your stomach is starting to hurt.

If any new symptoms develop, phone NHS direct like BlackHawk said, or take the bottle/the label of the bottle with you to the doctor if there are any open, or A&E if things get bad.

I hope you feel better soon!
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phone doc if ur worrying! But is probably bot half as bad as all the pesticides we have all eaten. Just drink plenty water to wash it down and youl be fine!
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(Original post by Anonymous)
lettuce was laid on a surface where white spirit had been. Lettuce was eaten. Coulnd't figure out what the slightly weird taste was until i'd already eaten quite a bit and then smelt it.

please advise.
Don't eat any hot and/or spicy foods, or you may spontaneously combust.
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probs actually good seeing as theres so much colouring in food now. You've probably done your body a favour

Sure it can't b that serious tho
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i would of thought maybe milk would help.
sometimes they advise you to drink milk or water
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i would of thought maybe milk would help.
sometimes they advise you to drink milk or water
good point, drink milk,
you'l be fine it was only a tiny amount, but if you are worried call the NHS direct.

*shakes head* and salds are supposed to be healthy.

to the OP though why post anon? This really doesnt need to be anon
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i remember reading on my dettol bottle and it said if you drink any by accident to drink milk.
weird.
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Bit of white spirit does you good. It's chock full of essential corrosives
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to the OP though why post anon? This really doesnt need to be anon
Who cares?
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Eat some bread.
I really dont know why, but when I swallowed some plastic fork the doctor told me to eat some bread..so I followed orders.
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Chances are it reacted with cells in your mouth and throat, it would have been long gone before it reached your stomach.
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isnt white spirt just pure alcohol .. so i dont see how it oculd harm u unless you drank loads of it but a tiny bit on food wouldnt do any harm im sure.
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(Original post by tiamaria)
isnt white spirt just pure alcohol .. so i dont see how it oculd harm u unless you drank loads of it but a tiny bit on food wouldnt do any harm im sure.
If it's pure ethanol he's fine - if likely to get pissed depending on how much he had. If it's not pure ethanol it's probably got methanol in it, which is what gives you a hangover, and which will kill/hurt you if you have too much.
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(Original post by tiamaria)
isnt white spirt just pure alcohol .. so i dont see how it oculd harm u unless you drank loads of it but a tiny bit on food wouldnt do any harm im sure.
Oh, and according to Wiki, it's paraffin derived, so not ethanol related at all...
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