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Why is correction fluid not allowed in exams?
You are advised not to use correction fluid/tape in the national examinations because we have found instances in examinations scripts where the use of correction fluid had affected the legibility of scripts. There were also instances where answers had been left incomplete after correction fluid/tape had been applied.
Is White out bad for the environment?
And white-out is still less poisonous than it used to be, since the thinning agents once used—toluene and trichloroethane—are now widely banned because they were found to harm the environment and increase the risk of cancer.
What happens when you swallow correction fluid?
Ingestion: Accidental ingestion of a correction fluid may be harmful. Swallowing of the liquid may cause aspiration into the lungs with the risk of chemical pneumonitis.
Is Liquid Paper poisonous?
Liquid Paper containing this thinner was thought to be toxic and a carcinogen, but later studies have shown that although the thinner used was toxic there was no evidence of carcinogenicity. There were a number of studies linking fatalities to the trichloroethane contained in correction fluids, including Liquid Paper.
Can correction tape be used in PSLE?
Do not use correction fluid / tape in the examinations as it may affect the legibility of the answers.
What is correction fluid made of?
Wite-out, is just one popular brand name for correction fluid, is a white liquid applied to paper to cover errors. Most brands of correction fluid are composed of a mixture of water, titanium dioxide, latex, soap, resins and preservatives, however, some do contain other chemicals.
Does liquid paper still exist?
Even paper is disappearing from the modern office, as more and more functions are digitized. But correction fluids are not only surviving—they appear to be thriving, with Wite-Out sales climbing nearly 10 percent in 2017, according to the most recent public numbers.
Is white out tape poisonous?
Toxicity: Minimal toxicity in small exposures if the water based liquid. Expected symptoms: Bad taste and minor stomach upset possible.
Is it safe to drink Jeyes fluid?
INGESTION Harmful if swallowed. SKIN CONTACT Harmful in contact with skin. May cause sensitisation by skin contact.
Is it bad to inhale white-out?
New Mexico health officials warn that teen-agers who inhale fumes from typewriter correction fluid to get high run the risk of sudden death. Since 1979, five New Mexico teen-agers who had inhaled correction fluid (white-out) fumes died soon afterward, probably of heart failure, Smialek said.
Why does White Out smell so bad?
An unpleasant smell is added to some brands in order to deter abusers. Companies have worked closely with authorities in order to ensure that all the warnings are duly mentioned on packaging (card and product labels) to inform parents and younger users of the risks associated with inhaling or drinking the fluid.
Why was White Out invented?
It was originally called “mistake out” and was the invention of Bette Nesmith Graham in 1951. Working as a typist, she often made mistakes and developed a white tempura paint using her kitchen and garage as laboratory.