> >Yes, the willful wee ones should not be allowed to consume the slime, but adults who have eaten caviar from Russia or Iran have already consumed borax (containing elemental boron), and appear to enjoy it in ever increasing quantities.
One of my dreams is that discussion of consumer chemical issues such as these can help the public stop equating the name of the chemical with its risk level. It's a forlorn hope, given the advertising industry's need to sell chemical-free products, but my hope persists... ;)
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
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