Survey of chemical substances in consumer products No. 143, 2015

How Child Care Centres Apply Material from Used Products


A survey on materials and products applied by kids for creative projects in child care centers has been performed. 26 products have been analyzed for problematic chemical substances that might be released during production or use of the produced products. In the analysis phthalates in PVC, triarylphosphate in PCBs and lead and cadmium in plastic was identified. For the phthalates, triarylphosphate and cadmium no risk could be found. The concentration of lead was higher than in the coming EU-legislation of 500 mg/kg and thus it is assumed that the kids might be at risk depending on the actual use of the products.

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