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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in toys

Due to the increasing number of cancers among children is urgently required, according to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR statement No. 046/2009 of 14 October 2009 http://www.bfr-bund.de/), to minimize the exposure to CMR substances (carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic substances) as far as possible.


Many polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are carcinogenic substances and can be assigned to the so-called CMR substances. The PAHs are typically a substance mixture of more than hundred individual components. PAHs can be contained, among other things, in consumer products made of rubber or elastomers. This also includes toys for children. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has applied the regulations on CMR substances of the new Toy Safety Directive of the EC to PAHs and assessed it with regard to their health risk. The Institute concludes that the currently valid levels neither protect children’s health adequately, nor do they meet the requirement on exposure minimisation for CMR substances. BfR recommends that regulations of CMR substances in toys should in general refer not to the content, but rather use the migration concept as it is applied for plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. For these materials, it is required that the migration of CMR substances in undetectable. The regulation for food contact materials should thus be assumed for all types of toy materials and without age limit in order to minimise children’s exposure to CMR substances. According to this statement we are able to check, the quality of your products quickly and reliably.

 

As an independent testing institute you will receive on request reviews and assessments, in addition to the test certificates, which refers to the relevant legal requirements like ChemVerborsV, LFBG, BedGEgstV, WEEE, etc.

 

 

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REACH
REACH – List of candidates of substances of very high concern - After publication of the first candidate list with the first 15 SVGC substances on 28.10.2008 there is the task for many trading companies, importers and manufactures of determining whether any of these substances are contained in commercial products, or materials.
The first extension of the candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC) was decided by the Member State Committee of ECHA, on 07.12.2009. The candidate list was extended by a further 14 substances to a total of 29 substances...(more)