Release of chemical substances from tents and tunnels for children

The objective has been to pinpoint the risks that might exist when children are playing and staying in tents and tunnels. The emission of chemical substances was tested on 6 selected products. The assessment showed that during the first hours of use, an increased emission of formaldehyde occurred and that there therefore may be a risk to health due to formaldehyde emission. As for the other substances, the emitted quantities were relatively small and it is assessed that the health effects will be insignificant.

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