Chromium VI and cobalt in leather goods

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The purpose of the project was to check compliance with a limit value of 3mg / kg chromium VI and to gain more knowledge about cobalt in leather goods. The limit value for chromium VI was exceeded in 9 of 94 samples. For cobalt, it is considered that the risk of developing cobalt allergy is minimal when using the products analyzed in the report.

Ca. 10% of the Danish population suffers from skin allergy to one or more chemical substances. Allergy-causing metals, including both chromium and cobalt, are the most common cause of skin allergy among consumers. 

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