A survey and health assessment of cosmetic products for children

The project is a survey of cosmetic products for children addressing the chemical composition of the containers and their contents. Of 208 products in the survey 34 % had a content of one or more of the 26 perfume substances. Some of the containers contained phthalates while only small concentrations of heavy metals were found. The risk assessment showed that there generally is no risk associated with the products concerning their content of Kathon and benzyl alcohol.

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