posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 06:22 PM
Dibutyl phthalate is used to help make plastics soft and flexible. It is also used in glues, nail polish, leather, inks and dyes.
Hydrogen peroxide is used as a cleaning agent. Over the counter hydrogen peroxide is diluted and not as strong as the hydrogen peroxide found in glow
sticks. This hydrogen peroxide is corrosive to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. This is the type of hydrogen peroxide used in Steve’s
Elephant’s Toothpaste demonstration. It is not meant to be handled or mixed into other solutions.
Phthalic ester is a substance that is added to plastics to increase flexibility, durability and transparency. Phthalates are being phased out in many
products due to health concerns.
Phenyl oxalate ester is responsible for the luminescence in a glow stick. The reaction with hydrogen peroxide causes the liquid inside a glow stick to
These chemicals can sting and burn eyes, irritate and sting skin and can burn the mouth and throat if ingested. If the chemicals are ingested or
spilled in the eyes or on the skin, it is recommended the area is rinsed with water and the local poison control center contacted.
The chemicals can also cause harm to your pet if a pet chews or ingests a light stick. They taste really bitter, so your pet probably won’t continue
chewing or eating the chemicals inside. Watch the pet for excessive drooling or eye or nose irritation.
Poison control centers report that they get numerous calls about potential glow stick poisoning around Independence Day and Halloween.
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