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The Safe Sand Company was founded to provide an alternative to unsafe children's playsand. The State of California requires a warning label on playsand containing crystalline silica. That is because most of the sand found in today's stores is not natural sand, but actually derived from quarried quartz rocks. The dust from such sand is regulated by OSHA and known to cause fatal lung conditions. To learn more about the risks from regular exposure to crystalline silica, get informed on our information page. The Safe Sand Company is dedicated to the purpose of informing the public and distributing a safe, non-hazardous playsand for children, parents, child care professionals and educators everywhere.

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What California says about crystalline silica:
The State of California requires the above warning label on playsand containing crystalline silica. That is because much of the playsand found in today's stores is not natural sand, but actually derived from quarried quartz rocks. Children, who have developing lungs, breathe in crystalline silica dust as they play in the sand. Frequent sandbox play creates continued exposure to this known carcinogen.