Health Desk-- 18 July, 2018: Parents are being warned about potentially toxic levels of chemicals in slime toys popular with children.
The consumer group Which? tested 11 of the most popular products on the market and found eight of them had above the recommended levels of boron.
The chemical is found in borax, a common ingredient in slime that helps to create its stickiness.
Exposure to excessive levels of boron can cause irritation, diarrhoea, vomiting and cramps.
Which? has passed its findings on to the Office for Product Safety and Standards.
It said there needed to be better regulation of the market, as many slimes had minimal safety labelling or information on ingredients.
Courtesy: BBC Health