What's In Your Sandbox?
We got a real education, however, when we set out to purchase some sand to put in it. Our first stop was to Home Depot where we found a 50 lb bag labeled "Play Sand - for use in sandboxes", but when we read the fine print on the back of the bag it said that it contained silica which is a known carcinogen. In addition there was a small warning which read, "Prolonged exposure to silica dust has been known to cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm". (I tend to read labels, a habit I acquired as a vegetarian) We abruptly put the bag down and left the store. It has been nearly a week and I have not found a single store in the area that sells silica free sand. I DID, however, find a company on line that sells safe sand.
Sandtastik is the manufacturer that supplies safe silica free sand for use in schools etc. They are widely known for their colored sand, but they do carry white beach sand.
In the meantime, Satch seems a bit confused about the big frog on the patio....I can't wait for the sand to arrive.