Chemicals are spreading in the children's room : Researchers find over 100 harmful substances in plastic toys

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Dolls, bricks and small excavators.

Every day children play with toys made of plastic. But it can be dangerous to their health.

Plastic contains various chemicals that can be disease-causing and endocrine disrupting.

There are regulations in the area and rules for which substances toys may contain.

Still, researchers find from among others DTU in a study over 100potentially harmful substances in various plastic materials used for toys.

- As consumer , one can get the impression that all toys on the market are safe. But not all chemicals in all toys have been tested - so we do not know if it is all safe or not.

So says Peter Fantke, who is a professor at DTU and one of the researchers behind the study. The study was made in collaboration with the UN Environment Program.

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