Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Girl, 10, Badly Burned While Making 'Slime'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Girl, 10, Badly Burned While Making 'Slime'

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A SCHOOLGIRL suffered serious chemical burns to her hands after making polymer 'slime.' .

Deejay Jemmett, 10, has been referred to a plastic surgeon after making playground craze 'unicorn slime' also known as 'rainbow slime' or 'tie-dye slime.' Her mum now wants to warn other parents about the dangers of making the children's fad.

Rebekha D'Stephano, from Prestwich, said the tactile goo is the biggest craze since loom bands and revealed her daughter's hands were left 'red raw' and covered with blisters after she followed an online guide to make batches. She said the guide suggested using the powerful chemical borax, also known as sodium borate and usually sold in powder form for laundry or household cleaning uses. According to the European Chemicals Agency, however, borax could damage fertility or cause serious eye irritation. …

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