‘Fake water’ stress relief toy used by children in China found to contain high levels of toxic chemical boron

May 12, 2021 | INVESTING

A stress relief toy popular with Chinese children and teenagers has been found to contain large amounts of the toxic chemical boron and poses a serious health hazard, an investigative report has revealed.The toy is known commonly as “fake water” or “crystal mud” — a type of soft and stretchable synthetic slime — has been sold widely as a toy to primary and middle school students around the country, according to the report by state broadcaster CCTV.Of the nine brands of fake water examined, all…

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