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I accidentally opened a Jiffy bag the wrong way and contacted the filling and breathed it in as it got into the air.

I wanted to post a question regarding whether this whole thing was safe but not sure which site to go to. Please point me in the right direction.

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  • Its probably worth looking up what filling those things use and the toxicity of that - a quick google search suggests its paper filling and probably is non toxic. Oct 3, 2022 at 6:21
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    If you've been in contact with a hazardous/toxic substance, seek medical attention. When in doubt, do too. Don't go asking on SE and risk dying while waiting for someone to recommend the right site and then waiting for an answer there.
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    Oct 3, 2022 at 8:40

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The best option seems to be Medical Sciences. Searching for toxicity yields the following results, for example, similar to your question:

It might be best to ask this on their meta site first, though, because "often asked questions that are off-topic include: medical advice for yourself or others". Framing your question to ask after the potential toxicity of the material likely circumvents this problem.


It might also suit Sustainable Living.

Searching again for toxicity, the following results have similarities with your question:

On this site you might want to emphasize the potential negative impact of the materials involved on all living things, though.

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