true story: a personal friend of Sandy's (and a backer) works at Dow chemical, and he actually analyzed the material. The factory says it is PVC, but according to chemical analysis:
37% unassigned (stem) cells [shoggoth?]
62% a particular mineral only found on Pluto
There's no telling what the plasticiser will do to you if that's the case. Maybe we should be playing the game wearing surgical gloves...