I just realized something: this yellow highlighter, which I have had in my possession for over a year, is an aromatherapy highlighter. That’s right, it smells fruity. We’re talking lemony freshness at its finest! How I never recognized this before is beyond me. Now my problem is…I can’t stop sniffing! At least I know it’s “nontoxic” and “conforms to ASTM D-4236”…whatever that means.


Anonymous said…

ASTM D-4236 is a American Society for Testing and Materials standard. This particular standard has to do with labeling art materials for chronic health hazards.

Unfortunately, conforming to the standard does not mean that it is safe to sniff. It means that it is safe to use as labeled. More than likely, the original packaging gave specific instructions to not sniff the highlighter.

Mike May
aka Engineering Answer Guy
Cap-at least I know what to get you for your birthday. :)
Cap Stewart said…
Thanks for the information. I will attempt to refrain from sniffing...as much.

This highlighter has lasted over a year. I think I'm good for a while. You can get me a new home theater system instead. Thanks for your giving heart!
LOL...great...thanks for the tip! I'll get right on that! Anything else I can get for you?
Cap Stewart said…
Really, you're too generous. With your gift-giving and Leslie's financial benevolence, I think I'm good to go!
Ya know...you officially have a theme song! When I see you now, I'm going to break into a rendition of Brittany Spear's GREAT hit (sarcasm) "Toxic" Basically...that's only funny becuase of the line "You're toxic"...can't really go beyond that becuase the rest of the words are crap.