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I am tad bit paranoid if toner ink is poisonous or not, yet I know it is.

The story goes, as I was printing one peice of paper, the printer jammed. So I tried to taking out the paper inside the printer, however, a piece of skin snagged from one of my finger in a hidge somewhere in the printer. Which I have now a very itty bitty wound, but I notice that there is ink mixed into the wound as well.

What I did after was I rinsed my finger with soap and put on polysporine (anti-infections cream).

What should I do? Should I go to the doctor for this? It's very small, about 1mm LxW.

Is this a concern, may I know the symptoms of toner poisoning.


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I'd say just put a band aid on it and leave it for a while. If it looks infected or if you feel ill after a day or two then maybe head down to the doctor and get yourself checked out.

Toner ink may be poisonous, but more than likely, that's when it's drank. I doubt that a little bit in a cut would do much damage, otherwise there'd be carnage in offices all over the world

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a little bit of toner won't kill you. Its not really dangerous (I wouldn't snort the stuff though).

HOWEVER, if you didn't wash most of it out of your wound, then chances are, you may have accidentally tattooed yourself. Yes, it happens.

When I was about 14, I stepped on a staple on the carpet and punctured my heel. I cleaned up the wound, slathered some Betadine on a bandage and stuck it on my foot. The iodine sunk into the wound and it grew over, leaving a brown dot on my heel. It's still there.

So if the ink gets under the skin and it heals up, you make have a mark stuck in there.

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