Girl suffers severe burns doing popular DIY science project

Girl suffers severe burns doing popular DIY science project

Girl suffers severe burns doing popular DIY science project

When she woke up the next morning, she had severe pain in her hands, WECT6 reports.

Quinn said: "This didn't happen because she submerged her hands in borax".

Siobhan Quinn didn't stop her daughter, Kathleen, from making homemade slime from a popular DIY recipe. "When we looked at them, they were covered in blisters".

Her parents took her to a local hospital where doctors determined the girl had suffered second and third degree burns to her hands.

She told her parents, who noticed her skin was starting to turn bright red and starting to bubble. Doctors said that prolonged exposure to Borax, one of the main ingredients in homemade slime, is responsible.

Borax, or sodium tetraborate, is a natural mineral that has been used for laundry and house cleaning for more than a century. Last month, mom blogger Carolyn West shared her daughter's experience at This Talk Ain't Cheap, explaining that her slime-obsessed child's illness, which included headaches, sore throat, and general discomfort, refused to abate - until West and her husband curbed their kid's favorite pastime: making slime. All you need is water, glue, food coloring, and Borax and this colorful "slime" is what you get.

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"So we believe that it's something that should be used exclusively for its intended objective as a cleaner or a laundry booster, not as something for children, particularly, young children, to play around with in making things like slime".

Kathleen isn't the only child to suffer injuries from the slime, though.

According to CBS News, Borax is safe if it's properly diluted, but it's possible for someone to have a strong reaction to it.

"I feel like the worst mother", she said. She will recover, but for now has to wear splints on her hands.

Kathleen Quinn, 11, landed in the hospital after attempting to make homemade slime at her house in Rockland, Massachusetts. D'Stephano said that the videos her daughter found on YouTube showing how to make slime bore no safety warnings.

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