Exposure of children and unborn children to selected chemical substances

FORB 158, 2017

The overall objective of this project is to assess whether there may be a risk of the overall exposure of children under 3 years and pregnant women/ unborn children to endocrine disrupting substances (including suspected endocrine disrupting substances) and chronic neurotoxic substances. Overall, 37 substances were included regarding endocrine disrupting effects and 39 substances regarding chronic neurotoxic effects, with some overlap (7 substances) between the groups. One can mainly be exposed to the substances investigated via food, drinking water, indoor climate (dust), outdoor environment (soil) and consumer products (cosmetics, toys, chemical products, etc.).

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