Natural rubber granules Natural rubber granules

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ineke-dolls
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James, can you tell. The  natural rubber granules is this real rubber?

 If so," this is not a joke" The people who are alergish for latex have to be carefull if thay work with it a lot.  This is an underestimated problem were you can come in coma from. (I know I have been nearly there.)  So wear vinyl gloves if you want to work with it. Do not get dust or so into your mouth or little wounds.

Gr.Ineke

 

Bonnie
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Hi!  I have purchased this wonderful product twice and I have four more bags that are yet to be opened; I am already looking to replenish my stock, but I can no longer find it avail at Nicky Creation.  Are you no longer carrying this product?  Do you have any advice as to where or how I can purchase it?  I am in the U.S., and although the shipping costs are astronomical, it speaks for itself how much I love this product.  I fills all the fingers and toes perfectly, without feeling any hard edges as are felt with the poly beads.

I   NEED   MORE!  Surprised

Thanks!

Bonnie

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ineke-dolls
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Thanks for being alert in this matter. I tought it is a problem (for very few)to gave attention to. I used it in one doll now and no problem.

L.Gr.Ineke

 

Andre Flottmann
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Hi Ineke,

we have many reborners as customers who are working in jobs like nurses in hospitals etc. and these kind of persons shows in the analyses more reactions against latex.

Our natural rubber pellets are a different kind of stuff than the normal rubber pellets. They don´t smell like rubber because it´s a material what you only find in Sri Lanka. That is maybe the reason why we´ve had no trouble till today with this material.

We had "no" customer till today (by selling more than 3000 kg) who described us any kind of allergic reaction. Maybe the allergenes in our rubber pellets are not so agressive like in the other pellets.

If the pellets are filled in the reborn doll there should be no problem, because we have no skin contact anymore and there is also no dust coming out.

But everyone who have allergic reactions by latex should be carefully with any kind of rubber stuff.

Hugs,

André

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James Carlsson
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Hi Ineke,

Im sorry that you have had bad reactions to natural rubber. I have done some research into Latex Allergies and found out some interesting things!
Not many people have violent reactions to Latex. Of course, some people do...but that is the same with all kinds of substances...peanuts, bee stings etc...it affects one person but not the other.
There are different reactions that people can have to Latex, ranging from no reaction to the kind of reaction that some people have to bee stings...unconsciousness etc.

Some doctors get a light skin reaction to wearing Latex gloves all day, but while doing Reborn dolls you aren´t in contact with the rubber all day. Most people fill their dolls using a funnel and hardly even touch the rubber granules.
Of course, if you have a reaction to Latex then you should be very carefull (you can get tested by your doctor to see if you are) but if you have no reaction or even just a slight one..then using a funnel to fill up your dolls in a well aired room is no real danger. Of course everybody needs to take care of themselves...but if you have no allergy..there is no danger! Smile

According to Wikipedia "Estimates of latex sensitivity in the general population range from 0.8% to 8.2% although not all will ever develop a noticeable allergic reaction" So the amount of people with a possible reaction is pretty small!

June M from Oz
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 My husband is also alergic to Silicone, some of the reborns have silicone in them also. They say they should not be baked in the household oven as they give out toxic fumes. I personally would use the small glass granules, they give a naturel weight to the reborns without any fear of alergies or any reaction to the vinyl or silcone reborns. I have heard of a purchaser buying one and it had the rubber pellets in it and after time it went into a big blob and moistened the body. Just my honest opinion.   XXXXX    June

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Andre Flottmann
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Hi Heather,

the shipping from Germany is not so expensive. We ship all parcels for a flat rate (any weight) of 12.95 Euro.

Just to let you know.

André

(just landed from Orlando *smile*)

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heathers-cherubs
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Thank you Andre, you are very kind

My warmest regards

Heather

Andre Flottmann
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Hi Heather,

you can order them direct from us www.nicky-creation.de or you ask our dealers Tinkerbell Creations or Simply Reborn that they should stock this material for the future. Actually they don´t stock natural rubber pellets.

Hope that helps.

Warmes regards back,

André

PS: We start our flight back now - so if you have further questions it can take a while. Our plane goes 8pm here in the Sates and we´ll arrive Tuesday night European time.

 

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heathers-cherubs
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Hi James,

Do you know where or IF you can get  natural rubber granules from in the UK?

My warmest regards

Heather

James Carlsson
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Hi Ineke, sorry for the delay, I have been in hospital after having surgery on my knee.

The natural rubber granules are just that... natural rubber. They are not shredded or cut up pieces of old rubber.. but rather natural rubber which wont react to the vinyl or the softeners etc Smile It should have nice small granules and not be too dusty. The powder is put in to keep the granules from sticking together..So dont worry about alergies to Latex as that is a different product to the Real Effect natural rubber granules!

 

James