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Danish surveys on chemicals in consumer products

For more than a decade the Danish EPA has been engaged in work to identify chemical substances in a number of consumer products, such as toys, cosmetics, clothes, furniture etc.

The effort is targeted towards products that might contain problematic chemicals, or products that consumers are highly exposed to.

The surveys are listed in reverse chronological order, so that you find the latest reports first.

Surveys


158:  Exposure of children and unborn children to selected chemical substances

157: 
Survey and Risk Assessment of Particle and Heavy Metal Emissions from Candles

154: Risk assessment of hazardous substances in the indoor environment of cars - a pilot study

152: Survey of chemical substances in consumer products 

151: Danish sunbathers’ application of sunscreen   

149Determination of Migration Rates for Certain Phthalates

148: Survey of allergenic substances in products targeted children – toys and cosmetic products

146: Chemical substances contained in consumer products which may prevent recycling – developing of a method (in danish)

145: Survey and risk assessment of toluene and other neurotoxic substances in children’s rooms

144: Survey and danger and resource assessment of 3D printers and 3D printed articles (in danish)

143: How Child Care Centres Apply Material from Used Products

142: Survey and health assessment of UV filters

141: CMR Substances in Toys – Market Surveillance and Risk Assessment

140: Odour from energy-saving light bulbs

139: Survey and health assessment of phthalates in toys and other products for children 

138: Survey and health and environmental assessment of preservatives in cosmetic products

137: -

136: Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in textiles for children

135: Chemical substances in car safety seats and other textile products for children

134: Survey and Exposure Assesment of Methylisothiazolinone in Consumer Products

133: The use and potential use of bioplastics in Denmark (in danish)

132: Hazardous substances in plastics

130: Survey of children and pregnant womens use of electronics and cosmetics (in danish only - english summary not available)

129: Survey of Selected Allergenic, Disperse Dyes in Clothes

128: Survey and health and environmental assessments of biocidal active substances in clothing

127: Survey on the difficulty of obtaining goods without the phthalates DEHP, BBP, DBP and DINP (in danish)

126: Survey, health and environmental assessment of flame retardants in textiles

125: Guidance for risk assessment of chemicals in consumer articles and products

124; Survey and health assessment of preservatives in toys(corrected version, oktober 2016)

123: Survey and health assessment of preservatives in toys (in danish)

122: Survey and health assessment of glow sticks

121: Survey and occurrence of PPD, PTD and other allergenic hair dye substances in hair dyes

120: Survey and environmental and health assessment of nonylphenol and nonylphenlethoxylates in textiles

119: Pine tar (in danish)

118: Survey and health assessment of thiourea compounds in chloroprene rubber

117: Exposure of pregnant consumers to suspected endocrine disruptors

116: Chemical substances in tattoo ink
The Danish EPA RA of tatoo inks.pdf

114: PAHs in toys and childcare products

113: Chemicals in textiles (only available in danish)

112: Survey and health assessment (sensitisation only) of chromium in leather shoes

111: Survey and health assessment of cosmetic products marketed as “non-preserved”

110: Migration of bisphenol A from cash register receipts and baby dummies

109: Phthalates in products that children are in direct contact with

108: Phthalates in products with large surfaces

107: Phthalates in plastic sandals

106: Survey of chemical substances in cleaning products for ovens, cookers and ceramic cooktops 

105: Survey and Health Assessment of Products for Interior Car Care

104: Survey and health assessment of mercury in compact fluorescent lamps and straight fluorescent lamps

102: Survey and Health Assessment of the exposure of 2 year-olds to chemical substances in Consumer Products

101: Survey of nickel migration from mobile phones (in Danish)
Five mobile phones release more nickel than the limit

100: Mapping, emissions and environmental and health assessment of chemical substances in artificial turf

99: Survey and environmental/health assessment of fluorinated substances in impregnated consumer products and impregnating agents

98: Survey and Health Assessment of Possible Health Hazardous Compounds in Proofing Sprays

95: Survey and safety assessment of Chemical substances in artificial nails and nail hardeners

94: Survey and health assessment of chemical substances in jewelleries

93: Survey and health assessment of chemical substances in hobby products for children

92: Survey and health assessment of chemical substances in essential oils and fragrance oils

91: Survey of chemical substances in headphones and hearing protection aids

90: Survey, emission and health assessment of chemical substances in baby products

89: Analysis of chemical substances in balloons

88: A survey and health assessment of cosmetic products for children

87: A survey on LAS (in danish)

86: Survey and risk assessment of chemical substances in deodorants

85: A mapping of products and material used within live role-play

84: Survey as well as health assessment of chemical substances in school bags, toy bags, pencil cases and erasers

83: Registration of chemical substances in cleaning agents used for cleaning after fire or smoke damage in private homes

82: Survey and health assessment of selected respiratory sensitizers in consumer products

81: Survey of nanotechnological consumer products

80: Mapping of decabromodiphenylether (decaBDE) in other products than electrical and electronical products

79: Survey and health risk assessment of products for treatment of sports injuries and pains

78: Survey and health assessment of chemical substances in massage oils

77: Survey and health assessment of chemicals substances in sex toys

76: Survey and health assessment of chemicals substances in pleasure gel

75: Total health assessment of chemicals in indoor climate from various consumer products

74: Evaluation of the health risk to animals playing with phthalate containing toys

73: Survey of Triclosan ( indanish)

72: Assessment of DHA in self-tanning creams applied in spray booths

71: Number not used

70: Survey, migration and health evaluation of chemical substances in toys and childcare products produced from foam plastic

69: Survey of liquid hand soaps, including health and environmental assessments

68: Mapping of perfume in toys and children's articles

67: Survey and release of chemical substances in "slimy" toys

66: Emission and evaluation of chemical substances from selected electrical and electronic products - part 2

65: Chemical substances in kohl and henna products

64: Number not used

63: Number not used

62: Number not used

61: Colorants in transferable picture tattoos for the skin

60: Migration and health assessment of chemical substances in surface treated wooden toys

59: Survey and assessments of chemical substances in glass and porcelain colours

58: Survey of chemical substances in textile colorants

57: Screening for health effects from chemical substances in textile colorants

56: Chemical substances in toys for animals

55: Lip care products with fragrance and flavour

54: PAH's and aromatic amines from tyres

53: Chemical substances in dandruff shampoo

52: Chemical substances in shoe care products (pdf)

51: Releasing of substances from products made of chloroprene

50: Chemical substances in selected impregnating agents. (danish)

49: Emission of chemical compounds from products made of exotic wood (pdf)

48: Survey and assessment of chemical substances in window colours (pdf)

47: Mapping the occurrence of potential or suspected PBT/vPvB substances in consumer products (pdf)

46: Chemical substances from tents and tunnels for children (pdf)

45: Chemical substances in spray paint. (danish)

44: Chemical substances in animal care products (pdf)

43: Mapping of stain removers (pdf)

42: Chemical substances in toothbrushes (pdf)

41: Chemical substances in auto polish and wax (pdf)

40: Fluorescent substances in consumer products (pdf)

39: Emission of chemical substances from incense (pdf)

38: Survey and liberation of chemical substances in joint sealants (pdf)

37: Mapping and exposure of chemical substances in Christmas decorations (pdf)

36: Survey, emission and evaluation of volatile organic chemicals in printed matter (pdf)

35: The consumption of PVC and phthalates in Denmark in the years 2000 and 2001 (pdf)

34: Survey of Chemical Substances in Paper Handkerchiefs and Toilet Paper (pdf)

33: Report of natural toys made of plant fibres, woollen fibres and solid wood (pdf)

32: Emission and evaluation of chemical substances from selected electrical and electronic products (pdf)

31: Analysis of chemical hair-removal products (pdf)

30: Mapping of chemical substances in air fresheners and other fragrance liberating products (pdf)

29: Survey and assessment of chemical substances in hobby adhesives (pdf)

28: Mapping of chemical substances in earplugs Phase 2: Analysis of substances (pdf)

27: Surveying of chemical substances in earplugs Phase 1: Collection of earplugs (pdf)

26: Mapping and liberation of organic tin compounds in mattress pads, top mattresses, and baby/junior duvets (pdf)

25: Survey of the content of certain chemical substances in mattress pads (pdf)

24: Antibacterial compounds in clothing articles (pdf)

23: Survey of chemical compounds in textile fabrics (pdf)

22: Liberation of MBT in natural rubber (pdf)

21: Mapping of chemicals in dry-cleaned textiles from Rynex and hydrocarbon dry-cleaning shops (pdf)

20: Ornamental products with decorative liquids (pdf)

19: Mapping and exposure of chemical substances in Christmas sprays (pdf)

18: Survey of chemical substances in hairstyling products (danish)

17: Analysis of perfluorooctanesulfonate compounds in impregnating agents, wax and floor polish products (pdf)

16: Cleaning materials and polishes for metal (pdf)

14: Mapping of Chemical Substances Discharge when heating Clay (pdf)

13: Mapping of Chemical Substances from Sanitary Towels (pdf)

12: Mapping of Chemical Substances from Tampons (pdf)

11: Selected Plant Substances in "Natural" Cosmetics (pdf.)

10: An investigation of chemical substances in "do it yourself" cosmetics (pdf)

9: Validity of a GC and GC–MS method for the quantification of potential contact allergens in cosmetics containing plant extracts and/or essential oils (pdf.)

8: Contents of selected fragrance materials in cleaning products and other consumer products (pdf)

7: Mapping of compound discharge when ironing beads (pdf)

6: Chemical ingredients in candles sold in Danish retail shops, March 2002 (pdf)

5: Mapping of chemicals in shrovetide and stage make-ups (danish)

3: Investigation of the Content of Cr(VI) og Cr(III) in Leather Products on the Danish Market, January 2002 (pdf)

2: Investigation of pigments in tattoo colours, January 2002 (pdf)

1: Phthalates and organic tincompounds in PVC products, August 2001 (pdf.)