Comments: Sand: A Danger to Self and Others

That is some backyard sandbox.

Posted by Brian J. at June 16, 2004 08:30 PM

" Although such accidents appear few and far between -- only 15 have been reported in the medical literature -- parents should be aware of the potential danger, according to the researchers."

Sorry, but if only 15 have ever been reported, then there is no need to make parents aware.

And I can't believe "sand-death" needs its own set of "researchers".

Which is probably actually a euphemism for "bored Googlers".

Posted by Harvey at June 17, 2004 07:31 AM

I think this crisis needs a quick and decisive response. There are tons upon tons of sand in America for every American, when there is no reason for the average American to own even ONE ton of sand.

We need tough sand control. First, we need to get this sand out of the hands of children and criminals, and then we need sand registration. Once someone has shown that they need the sand, then they should complete a sand safety training class and then, if thier local law enforcement approves, they should be able to buy a few pounds of sand a month.

Posted by Phelps at June 17, 2004 01:29 PM

If sand is outlawed, only outlaws will have sand!

Posted by Brass at June 18, 2004 10:58 AM