Norwegian study recommends risk assessment of chemical exposures from playground materials   Leave a comment

According to Chemical Watch:

The Norwegian Pollution Control Agency (Klif) has published an analysis of the levels of harmful substances in the shock-absorbent surfaces of children’s playgrounds.

The report found evidence of diethylhexylphtalate (DEHP) and other hydrocarbons in concentrations above the threshold for hazardous waste in certain surfaces. An analysis of adjacent soil samples also indicated leaching of several hazardous substances including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) compounds from the rubber tiles to the underlying soil.

As a result of these findings, the report recommends that the Norwegian authorities carry a health risk assessment on the possible exposure to young children in playgrounds.

Read the original report here.

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Posted June 20, 2011 by lymphomactivist in Uncategorized

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