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Is Jute toxic?
May 16th, 2019 at 2:28pm
 
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Reply #1 - May 17th, 2019 at 6:42am
 
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Reply #2 - May 17th, 2019 at 6:52am
 
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Reply #3 - May 17th, 2019 at 7:37am
 
I very much doubt they would sell it as garden twine if it was.
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Reply #4 - May 17th, 2019 at 10:42am
 
Jute itself, no. The chemicals it may be dipped in, probably. Hardware or dollar store twine tends to have a very strong smell to it, at least where I live. This is from the machine oils and other volatile organic compounds that get in it during production , and it tends to get produced in some far away unknown factory in Asia.† Sometimes the smell is little, sometimes it just stinks really bad. I don't buy it anymore if it really stinks, but a way to get the smell out is soak it overnight and dry it in the sun, at least that's what I did with sisal.
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Reply #5 - May 17th, 2019 at 2:27pm
 
don't know about jute
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any kind of dust inhaled is hazardous.
just recently discovered how sickening daily exposure to wood dust can be.

for wood toxicity : https://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-allergies-and-toxicity/

the linen cord I use produces a lot of dust during softening(I wear a mask) and a little more during braiding (I don't wear a mask, maybe i should) the dust takes time to settle...
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Reply #6 - May 18th, 2019 at 2:59pm
 
Yeah we probably could live a lot longer if our lungs weren't abused every day by tiny particles, but the strength of our lungs is also determined by nature. Some people smoke many cigs a day and are still healthy at 90, others who do the same die at 50 or earlier.† Then there's also people who worked with asbestos a lot and never died from it, while others who never did work with it might have just accidentally inhaled some one day and get asbestosis 30 years later from it.

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Reply #7 - May 18th, 2019 at 8:45pm
 
Yes pays to try to take care of your lungs, i haven't but i try to keep my kids away from stuff, my brother in law is a carpenter by trade and ended up after a few years being allergic to wood dust so he cant work in that anymore. I have asbestos fencing here, lead paint, I smoked for 16 years, I've painted cars with isocyanate paints in my shed, I grind stones and glass witch can give you silicosis. I do wear a mask for most though and try to work in flowing air.† Undecided it'll get me one day probably, but I don't think jute is going to be as bad a lot of things in the air already.
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Reply #8 - May 29th, 2019 at 4:56pm
 
i don't think its harmful exactly.but inhaling the fibers constantly will give you Bysinosis the fiber equivalent of Silicosis. after a life time it will get you .
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Reply #9 - Jun 5th, 2019 at 8:42pm
 
   If jute was toxic I'd be dead by now.  I've braided probably miles of.  Sisal isn't toxic but it'll tear your hands up if you're not careful.
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Reply #10 - Jul 17th, 2019 at 2:25pm
 
Jute itself probably not ...BUT...brown lung (Byssinosis) is dangerous, It is the cotton and Hemp workers equivalent of Silicosis so best to wear a mask if handling a lot of it.
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Reply #11 - Jul 18th, 2019 at 9:11am
 
Eudave wrote on Jul 17th, 2019 at 2:25pm:
Jute itself probably not ...BUT...brown lung (Byssinosis) is dangerous, It is the cotton and Hemp workers equivalent of Silicosis so best to wear a mask if handling a lot of it.


Thatís a good point. I was testing a tapered jute release cord and got a cloud of fine jute hairs from cracking it like a whip. Toxic or not, those canít be good to breathe into your lungs.
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Reply #12 - Sep 7th, 2019 at 5:41am
 
I don't think I will braid any more hemp and jute slings. Yesterday I spent 2 hours braiding a 5 strand Jute rockman sling and at the end my throat really started aching from the fibres in the air. It gave me a bad cough and my voice was effected as well. This is not the first time I experience this but this time it was the worst. In the past I ignored it but I dont think its wise to ignore anymore. Of all natural fibres sisal/agave has the least effect on my throat because the fibres are thicker.† I think I will just stick to paracord and sisal, but mostly paracord.
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Reply #13 - Sep 7th, 2019 at 6:57am
 
Just like with flint knapping it might not hurt to do it outside with a breeze or a fan on you. I've had other fibers do the same. My experience with jute and with some cheaper hardware store fibers is that it has a strong chemical smell. I imagine that can't be good for you.
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Reply #14 - Sep 8th, 2019 at 5:13am
 
The only thing that should be in your lungs is air, preferably clean air. Breathing in anything else is bad but to different degrees.
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