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Fine stuff inside stress ball - harmful?

  1. Jun 12, 2009 #1

    EnumaElish

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    Fine stuff inside stress ball -- harmful?

    Today a stress ball burst in the office (yes, people can get highly stressed around here). The "soft" material inside looked like finely ground (granular) synthetic "sand" with a faint blueish color.

    It can be silicon but I am not sure. Has anyone seen anything like it before?

    Can it be harmful/fatal (e.g. when breathed, or for the eyes)?

    I think someone cut their finger trying to get the granules out the keyboard "trims" (narrow grooves on the keyboard).
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2009 #2

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    Re: Fine stuff inside stress ball -- harmful?

    No worries...http://web.archive.org/web/20080215101551/http://www.stressballs.gb.com/info/stressfaq.html" [Broken].
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2009 #3
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    The only way to find out is to have someone you don't like taste it.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2009 #4

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    Re: Fine stuff inside stress ball -- harmful?

    Whew! Thanks, lisab!!! :smile:
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2009 #5

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    You mean they don't put powdered asbestos in those?

    That would give it marvelous hand warming properties.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2009 #6

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    I want pictures! I only have the foam rubber variety of stress balls. Don't make me buy the other kind just to take it apart to see what's inside now! :grumpy: :rofl:
     
  8. Jun 14, 2009 #7
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    lol...wow
     
  9. Jun 15, 2009 #8

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    Re: Fine stuff inside stress ball -- harmful?

    MB: they cleaned it up before I could take pictures. Sorry! If I see one I'll buy it, open it up, and post the pictures.

    In 3 words: "bluish gritty granules." (It feels and behaves almost exactly like sand.)
     
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