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Concentrations of heavy metals in children's toys

The study found that of the 569 products tested, 104 (18 per cent) exceeded the limit for lead, 18 (3 per cent) exceeded the limit for mercury, 45 (8 per cent) exceeded the limit for arsenic and 75 products (13 per cent) exceeded the limit for antimony. Seventy-five (13 per cent) of these products contained two or more toxic metals, thereby increasing the likelihood of harmful impacts.

Year: 2013

From collection: Toxic metals in children’s products: an insight into the market in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

Cartographer: GRID-Arendal

Tags: Childrens Graphic Products

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