Up until a few years ago, bongs had always been made out of glass or ceramic. That is, until the silicone bong came onto the scene.
We all know the feeling of watching a high-quality piece of glass hit the floor and shatter. Replacing a bong can be a pain, and it can also be costly.
On top of that, cleaning traditional glass bongs can be very difficult and time-consuming to clean. They also are prone to crack or break from quick temperature changes.
These common pain points of traditional glass bongs are the reason why silicone water pipes have taken off in the last couple of years. Naturally, before purchasing anything new, you want to make sure that it is right for you.
Are Silicone Bongs and Hand Pipes Safe?
The short answer to this question is: yes, as long as the grade silicone is safe for humans to use. There are a few factors that contribute to the safety of a silicone bong, such as:
BPA and other chemicals they are made with
What temperatures they are rated for
Where the product is made
If you focus on each of these factors when making a purchase, you should be able to have a safe experience from your silicone bong – provided you are not using it with any dangerous substances.
By avoiding the use of products with this nasty contaminant in them, you can drastically reduce your known risk from using silicone based bongs and smoking pipes.
Adapt a toxic-free lifestyle by upgrading your kitchenware from harmful plastic chemicals to healthier alternatives. Keep your food fresh by eliminating plastic storage containers and kitchen supplies. Swapping plastic with silicone storage container has become increasingly popular in recent years.
Just like the silicone cooking utensils you might find in your kitchen, silicone ashtrays are made to be resistant to high temperatures. They can be very colorful, so if you’re looking for an exciting ashtray, these might be a good option. And because silicone is such a flexible, rubbery material, these ashtrays are virtually indestructible; you won’t have to worry about it breaking if you accidentally drop it. Silicone also lends itself to easy cleanup, especially since these ashtrays are so flexible, you’ll be able to get into all the nooks and crannies. Speaking of nooks and crannies, silicone ashtrays are often multi-functional, with built-in slots and holes around the outside to store lighters, dab tools, or anything else that could come in handy.
A rolling tray is a convenient tool enjoyed by those that prefer to roll and smoke their herbs over vapes and bongs. There are many reasons why you would choose to use a rolling tray. The first being a sanitary place to roll and grind up your herbs. Rolling trays also help you keep your area clean and assist in easy clean-up. They catch crumbs and fallout as you empty your grinder and fill the papers. You can find rolling trays in any style, color, design you can think of. The price can range from expensive to affordable. It is easy to find a rolling tray that is right for you and in your price range.
The gas mask bong has become something of a cultural icon in recent decades. It is unknown as to how it came about or who the inventor is. That being said, the gas mask bong is certainly unique in the smoking experience it provides. Basically, a gas mask bong is exactly what it sounds like — a bong attached to the end of a gas mask. We are all familiar with the bong and its uses for smoking. But what about the gas mask?
It turns out there are some advantages to attaching a gas mask to the end of a bong. Mainly, users get extended use out of their smoking products. Unlike a standard bong where the smoke is inhaled then exhaled into the air, the gas mask component is used to trap the smoke creating a sort of hot box. Additionally, because the bong is attached to the mask itself the user has increased freedom of motion with their hands.