New study focuses on possible cocktail effects from everyday products


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When companies and authorities evaluate chemical substances, it often happens one substance at a time, and in many cases the assessment is also limited to one particular product or product group. But in reality, we humans are exposed to a chemical cocktail of many different substances.

During a day, children can play with toys, be lubricated with a body lotion or sunscreen, be wearing clothes and eat food and possibly. medicines. If you look at the total exposure to the same chemical or different chemicals with the same behavior from all these products, then there may be a risk of combination effects (also called cocktail effects). Precisely this aspect sheds light on the Danish Environmental Protection Agency's study.

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