game slime is often loaded too heavily with boric acid. This was the result of a random investigation of the Stiftung Warentest. In all five analyzed samples the testers found significantly more boric acid than would be allowed. None of the products would have been allowed to be sold.

The chemical is necessary, in order to give the mucus its characteristic, at the same time slippery and viscous consistency. In larger concentrations it can cause, however, health problems such as diarrhea, vomiting and cramps. In animal studies, boric acid interferes with in addition, the reproductive.

the packaging of The products, reinforcing the risk that children take the mucus in the mouth and swallowed, criticized the Stiftung Warentest. The examiner had ordered five products with different colors on the Internet. In the case of a Slime, the manufacturer of straws with delivered to Play, another was Packed in plastic jars, drinks cans imitated.

Possible solution: knetsch glue self create

may not Actually set liquid and stick the end of children’s toys for more than 300 milligrams of boron per kilogram. Three of the five products tested exceeded this limit by more than three times. The other two would not have been marketable, the report says. “There is an acute danger is not from the audited Slimes is likely to” reassure the testers anyway.

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The result is not an isolated case. At the beginning of August Tedi had to call the knetsch glue “dinosaur” due to increased boric acid values and from the market. The Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR) had already warned in 2004 that Hüpfknete – contains a cross of dough, and bouncy balls – too much boric acid.

As a solution Stiftung Warentest parents advises the mucus easy to manufacture – in an edible variant (the exact instructions can be found here). For Marshmallows must always be heated again for 30 seconds in the microwave until they are liquid. Then children and parents can colorize it as desired with food color. Consistency is also important, and some flour to hide, no longer stirring, until the mixture is sticking, but still nice and kneadable.

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