I've used MEK frequently as a solvent to "weld" styrene for models. Now I want to use it to join some styrene panels that will serve as dividers in an aquarium. Not model railroading, but I figure this group has a lot of expertise with the stuff.
Reading the MSDS, I can find nothing about any harmful residues, or any warning not to use it to mend food containers.
I do see that it is 100% volatile and if spilled has a half life of 1-10 days, presumably depending on quantity.
So my conclusion is that if I let the panels age for a week or two after joining them, there will be no problem.
If anyone knows otherwise, please let me know (hopefully with references to the appropriate documents). I'd hate to poison my fish.
And my apologies if anyone is offended by this off-topic question.