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Harmful substances in children's clothing

Zurich (hm) In its study "A little story about the monsters in your closet" published in mid January, the environmental organisation Greenpeace criticised numerous discoveries of harmful substances in children's clothing from renowned brand manufacturers. In connection with this, the OEKO-TEX® Association expressly states that children's clothing that meets the strict requirements of OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 does not pose any health risks for consumers.

For all the parameters (nonylphenol ethoxylates, carcinogenic arylamines, phthalates/softeners, organotin compounds, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and antimony) included by Greenpeace in the tested samples, the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 requires compliance with strict requirements. The annually updated test criteria and limit values in many cases go far beyond the valid national and international requirements. From a consumer point of view, over 20 years of experience as a leading certification system for independent testing for harmful substances contributes to the highest degree of product safety. Extensive product checks after the certificate has been issued, as well as regular company audits, also ensure that the industry has a globally sustainable awareness of the responsible use of chemicals.

Link to the article by Oeko-Tex® Association