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yaire
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Idk if anyone will be able to help but I'm desperate rn. So the other day, I was cooking some chicken nuggets and roast potatoes (don't ask) which were in plastic packaging. I preheated the oven to 220 degrees celsius (with the tray in the oven). The pack of chicken nuggets was lying on the hob, and somehow I managed to partly put the burning hot tray slightly on top of the corner of the pack of chicken nuggets. I only realised this after about a minute, and there was a huge hole burned through the corner of the packet. I don't know what type of plastic it was made from, but it was the very thin, flexible, clear plastic that cheap bags of chicken nuggets come in if anyone understands what I mean. Stupid me put the bag of chicken nuggets back in the freezer and put the tray back into the oven to cook my food.

Now, I don't know if I'm being paranoid (which I quite often am but I can never tell the difference between my paranoia or if something is a genuine concern), but am I in danger? I have read online that burned plastic emits dioxins which are heavily dangerous to the immune system and are potentially carcinogenic - does my oven contain terrible plastic chemicals as the tray would've surely had the chemicals go onto it when it burned the plastic, which would now be in the oven?

HELP. PLEASE.
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If that was the case I would have died years ago

Nothing to worry about, if it makes you feel better you could throw the nuggets away as I'm sure that they're worse for you than the burnt packaging
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Have you done the same thing - or similar - then?
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If that was the case I would have died years ago

Nothing to worry about, if it makes you feel better you could throw the nuggets away as I'm sure that they're worse for you than the burnt packaging
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I've lost count of the number of times I've taken something out of the oven to find that the plastic tray containing the food has burnt and changed shape. Hasn't done me any harm however my daughter may disagree with that.
To be honest I try to steer away from processed food whenever possible and cook from scratch however sometimes the lure of a quick ready meal wins
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Ah ok thank you very much. & yes, I definitely give into a quick meal most times.
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I've lost count of the number of times I've taken something out of the oven to find that the plastic tray containing the food has burnt and changed shape. Hasn't done me any harm however my daughter may disagree with that.
To be honest I try to steer away from processed food whenever possible and cook from scratch however sometimes the lure of a quick ready meal wins
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anyone else have any experience with this?
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