Alert raised over chemical risks to children

Greenpeace reports hazardous chemicals in everyday products, reviews possible effects on children

Environmental group Greenpeace has launched two reports highlighting possible health risks children face as a result of daily exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Tests on household products carried out by the TNO laboratory in the Netherlands found chemicals suspected to affect the hormonal, nervous or immune systems in objects such as children's pyjamas and toys, and baby feeding bottles. The chemicals were also found in an array of everyday products such as perfumes, paints and air fresheners.

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