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Aluminium in Toys – Final Scientific Opinion Published

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

After the consultation period, on the 20th October 2017, the European Commission’s independent scientific committee - SCHEER (Scientific Committee on health, Environmental and Emerging Risk) - published the final opinion on tolerable intake of aluminium with regards to adapting the migration limits for aluminium in toys, as laid down in the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.

SCHEER recommends a tolerable daily intake (TDI) for aluminium of 0,3 mg/kg bodyweight/day.

In their final opinion, they have also calculated the resulting migration limits for aluminium from toys as below:

  • 2250 mg aluminium/kg of dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material
  • 560 mg aluminium/kg of liquid or sticky toy material
  • 28130 mg aluminium/kg of scraped-off toy material

SCHEER also recommends exposure to aluminium from toys to be minimised since the exposure from other sources (i.e. food) may already exceed the TDI.

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