Connect with us


Parents Warned That Pretty Crystal Slime is Contaminated with Deadly Chemicals


- World Of Buzz
Source: Pintrest

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Everyone on the internet is currently obsessed with slime, since it became one of the biggest online trends in 2017. Confirm lah you’ve come across those “How to make your own DIY slime” videos on Facebook. Sure, they look reaaally satisfying and fun to play with, but do remember to check through the ingredients list before you plan on buying some slime for yourself!

‘Crystal Slime Clay’ is a type of slime that is currently the hottest toy among children in China. However, this slime was recently found to contain toxic Sodium Tetraborate (also known as Borax), which may lead to severe poisoning and even death, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.


Source: china press

Borax is a boron mineral and salt that’s mined directly from the ground. It is banned as a food additive in many countries around the world, such as the U.S. and Thailand. If the human body ingests too much of it, it can cause accumulated poisoning in the organs. So, if a child plays with a toy containing Borax, the substance can cause a biochemical reaction in their nervous system, directly affecting the reproductive and endocrine systems.

It is highly advisable to avoid slime if you have damaged skin such as cuts or fresh wounds. If a person accidentally touches their mouth after holding the contaminated Borax-laced slime, the harmful substance will instantly be absorbed into the human body.


Source: china press

Borax poisoning can occur in adults if they ingest between 1 and 3 grams of the substance. It can even result in death if more than 15g is ingested for adults. Children are most at risk, as just 2 to 3 grams is enough to prove deadly, according to China Press.

Slime is usually sold without legal manufacturers or quality certificates stated on their packaging. It is made by mixing Borax solution, glue and other substances together, adding in dye or glitter to make it colourful and pretty to play with.

Crystal Slime Kids Magnetic Clay Non Toxic Slime Playdough Rubber Mud Toys Polymer Light Clay Diy

Source: aliexpress

According to Epoch Times, most people are unaware of the dangerous substance included in the slime, which has caused a number of children to misuse the containers of the ‘Crystal Slime Clay’. This has resulted in severe vomiting, red spots on skin and other symptoms. 

Stationery shops around schools in the Chinese town of Houjie, Dongguan are flooded with these toys that are sold to students on a daily basis. Their bright colours and convenient location make these toys easily noticeable, attracting young students even more.


Source: china press

Slime can also be found in online stores, where it is sold at dirt cheap prices. You can even get it at just 60 cents at some stores!

While some store owners have come clean and clarified that their slime contains Borax, other store owners claim that their products are completely non-toxic. Most store owners however advise the public to wear disposable gloves while handling the slime if they are worried about getting poisoned. 

So, take note if you’re obsessed with slime!


Also read: Makeup From These 8 Korean Brands Are Being Recalled For Having Harmful Metal Elements

 - World Of Buzz

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Collage 19 1 Collage 19 1
News12 hours ago

“This is not PH, it’s unity govt” – PH Tells Muhyiddin to Stop Condemning PM10 Over Cabinet Lineup

Perikatan Nasional (PN)’s Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin recently made it clear that he’s not a fan of the government’s cabinet...

Feat Image Gobind Declines Minister Role Feat Image Gobind Declines Minister Role
News13 hours ago

Gobind Singh Reveals That He Declined PM’s Offer to Become a Minister to Focus on MP Role Instead

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday announced the Cabinet lineup for the unity government under his leadership, which included...

Feat Image Bung Moktar Disappointed Feat Image Bung Moktar Disappointed
News14 hours ago

Bung Moktar Says Sabah Was ‘Marginalised’ & Lacks Representation in Anwar’s Cabinet

Following the Cabinet announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday, Barisan Nasional (BN) Sabah chairman Datuk Seri Panglima...

Feat Image Johor Autogate Ciq Feat Image Johor Autogate Ciq
News14 hours ago

Singaporeans Will Now Able to Use E-Gates to Enter Malaysia Via Johor Bahru’s CIQ

The Menteri Besar (MB) of Johor, Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi has recently revealed that several measures will be implemented to...

Muhyiddin Bashes Anwars Cabinet Muhyiddin Bashes Anwars Cabinet
News17 hours ago

“Most disappointing cabinet in M’sian history” – Muhyiddin Bashes Anwar’s Cabinet, M’sians Disagree

Many of us tuned in to news channels at 8pm on December 2 to watch our 10th PM, Datuk Seri...

Feat Image Kj Dr Zaliha Feat Image Kj Dr Zaliha
News18 hours ago

KJ Congratulates New Health Minister, Hopes That She Will Uphold Excellent Public Health System

Khairy Jamaluddin has congratulated his successor in the Ministry of Health (MOH), Dr Zaliha Mustafa and wished her all the...

My Post 1 2022 12 01T115129.526 My Post 1 2022 12 01T115129.526
News1 day ago

BREAKING: Here’s The New List of Cabinet Members Under PM Anwar Ibrahim’s Unity Govt

10th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, took to a live press conference to announce the new line...

My Post 1 2022 12 02T165427.008 My Post 1 2022 12 02T165427.008
News1 day ago

LIVE NOW: PM Anwar Ibrahim Announces New List of Cabinet Ministers

10th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim is announcing the Cabinet line-up in a live press conference now....


Latest Videos