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11-year-old badly burned by homemade slime

11-year-old badly burned by homemade slime

"It felt like really hot and tingly", Kathleen Quinn explained. When she woke up the next morning, she had severe pain in her hands, WECT6 reports.

Kathleen Quinn's hands were covered in second and third-degree burns after she made homemade slime at her house in Rockland, Massachusetts.

"It was like crying in pain".

In this day in age when so many children are glued to electronics, Siobhan Quinn was excited when her daughter Kathleen became interested in making and playing with homemade slime.

"I've had other mothers say 'Oh we've made it a million times, its fine nothing happened to my child, '" Siobhan told WCVB.

This week, an expert at Consumer Reports warned parents to be cautious while handling Borax.

More news: Another significant severe weather day expected on Tuesday

Home-made slime can take many forms, such as this one.

Doctors said burns and blisters on her hands were due to Borax exposure.

"It's not created to be a component for household projects like making slime", Consumer Reports Chief Scientific Officer James Dickerson tells PEOPLE. I told her we should wait a bit.

11-year-old Kathleen Quinn has been making "slime" since December.

According to the American Chemical Society, slime is a common science experiment that is conducted in middle school classrooms to teach students about non-Newtonian fluids, or fluids that don't operate under Newton's Law of Viscosity.

"So we believe that it's something that should be used exclusively for its intended goal as a cleaner or a laundry booster, not as something for children, particularly, young children, to play around with in making things like slime". Borax, Elmer's Glue and Borax are the main ingredients in the slime. She said her daughter might be "looking at plastic surgery".

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