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Why was there plastic on my plasma ball? Answered

So I have had my plasma ball for about a year now and it wasn't very clear anymore.  At the top I noticed that there was some kind of coating on it after washing about 5 times with windex.  The ball worked fine were there wans't coating anymore so I rubbed it all off, it was plastic and now my hands are all sparkly.  Was that ok or am I risking major health problems.  Also, what is it for.

So also, if your plasma ball is murky this is why.

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lemonie
lemonie

Best Answer 9 years ago


The inside is at a low pressure, if you break the glass it will implode (move in the the opposite direction to "explode") but this still throws sharp bits of glass around at high speed. The plastic is to contain the glass if it should break.

This is what steve said. (although he spelled implosion incorrectly...)

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seandogue
seandogue

9 years ago

t was there to help avoid the glass becoming scratched, which can lead to premature failure of the globe.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

9 years ago

The plastic is probably to help contain fragments if it get shattered. There is a vacuum inside, and a potential implostion hazard.