'Toxic Loophole': items with the highest detected levels of hazardous substances

16.10.2018 - BRUSSELS

In order to analyze the in what scale toxic chemicals penetrate European market in products from recycled plastics, over 100 items were scanned. Product testing by Arnika, HEAL, IPEN and 17 other European organisations showed items on sale in Europe contained flame retardant chemicals, which are found in electronic waste and are restricted on health and environmental grounds. These are the ones containing the highest levels of hazardous substances.

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PHOTO: Markéta Šedivá / Arnika

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