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Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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Posted: July 13, 2011, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

Anyone else: does scratch ticket dust make you sneeze?

It could be a flareup from allergy season, but seems like I tend to sneeze more when scratching a ticket. That dang stuff gets all over your fingers, so I'm more careful now not to blow the stuff around too much and wash my hands thoroughly after scratching.

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    Posted: July 14, 2011, 2:15 am - IP Logged

    Not sneezing but I hate it when the dust makes your ticket dirty.

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      Posted: July 15, 2011, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

      Anyone else: does scratch ticket dust make you sneeze?

      It could be a flareup from allergy season, but seems like I tend to sneeze more when scratching a ticket. That dang stuff gets all over your fingers, so I'm more careful now not to blow the stuff around too much and wash my hands thoroughly after scratching.

      HA HA

       

      I usually scratch the # areas only (vs the entire ticket), and then dump the "dust" in the sink or in the trash.

       

      The scratchers here in FL dont seem to be too dusty

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        Posted: July 16, 2011, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

        Nope, no sneezing here.

        But depending on how many I'm scratching, my fingers turn a little silvery & it can get under my nails...lol...

        I have a small wastebasket that I scratch over & then wipe the dust right in.

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          Posted: July 17, 2011, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

          Anyone else: does scratch ticket dust make you sneeze?

          It could be a flareup from allergy season, but seems like I tend to sneeze more when scratching a ticket. That dang stuff gets all over your fingers, so I'm more careful now not to blow the stuff around too much and wash my hands thoroughly after scratching.

          No, doesn't make me sneeze but it can be a mess. Some of the tickets seem to make more snibbles than mark up fingers and hands...I'd rather deal

          with the snibbles..you just don't move the ticket until you're ready to turn it over into a trash can.

          Just a thought...maybe you are allergic to the stuff. Confused You don't notice any other symptoms, do you?

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            Posted: July 17, 2011, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

            No, doesn't make me sneeze but it can be a mess. Some of the tickets seem to make more snibbles than mark up fingers and hands...I'd rather deal

            with the snibbles..you just don't move the ticket until you're ready to turn it over into a trash can.

            Just a thought...maybe you are allergic to the stuff. Confused You don't notice any other symptoms, do you?

            I do already have regular spring hay fever pollen allergies, so I figure this stuff is just another irritant. I just need to be more careful.

            But I wonder if years later down the line they'll find out this stuff is carcinogenic like asbestos. This scratch coating was created by some chemical company for security and obfuscation of the scratch card results, so I woudn't be surprised if human health was not their top design priority.

            Oh well, I ain't gonna stop playing scratchers or eating barbecued red meat just yet. One's gotta live a little.

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              Posted: July 18, 2011, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

              I Agree! Living a little always suited me. BananaBananaGood luck today!!

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                Posted: July 21, 2011, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

                Anyone else: does scratch ticket dust make you sneeze?

                It could be a flareup from allergy season, but seems like I tend to sneeze more when scratching a ticket. That dang stuff gets all over your fingers, so I'm more careful now not to blow the stuff around too much and wash my hands thoroughly after scratching.

                Is that stuff made of latex? you may very well have allergies.

                 HyperBe Happy.

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                  Posted: July 23, 2011, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

                  no sneezing for me, just messy as heck.....

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                    Posted: July 26, 2011, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                    I know that stuff gets all over my tiles and takes forever to clean up. I read or heard somewhere that the residue from the scratchoffs can possible somehow cause cancer. Has anyone else heard this? I would hope not. Why would they be allowed to use whatever they are using in the scratch offs if it did cause cancer?

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                      Posted: July 29, 2011, 1:04 am - IP Logged

                      I do already have regular spring hay fever pollen allergies, so I figure this stuff is just another irritant. I just need to be more careful.

                      But I wonder if years later down the line they'll find out this stuff is carcinogenic like asbestos. This scratch coating was created by some chemical company for security and obfuscation of the scratch card results, so I woudn't be surprised if human health was not their top design priority.

                      Oh well, I ain't gonna stop playing scratchers or eating barbecued red meat just yet. One's gotta live a little.

                      I have often pondered the same...what if we are breathing/exposed to this stuff and it is hazardous?

                      as for it causing cancer (possibly)...well, doesn't EVERYTHING cause cancer :)

                      I figure of all the vices, it could be much worse.

                      When scratching I try to keep the dust on a magazine or surface where it can be brushed off, preferably NOT in my car and outside.

                      The silvery/black dust is bad enough but TN's "Lady Jumbo Bucks" with it's HOT PINK ink is even more annoying to me.

                      And if you have a few scratchers in your pocket and you woman washes & dries them? Yeah, have fun cleaning that out of the dryer. Heat and scratch-off dust do not mix, let me assure you.