Monday January 14, 2019
EC Wants Feedback on Aluminum in Toys
Comment by February 6 on an EC proposal on lowering the tolerable daily intake (TDI) figures associated with migration of aluminum from toys.
The numbers – first floated 18 months ago (PSL, 7/17/17) – are 2,250 mg/kg for dry, brittle powder or pliable material; 560 mg/kg for liquid or sticky material; and 28,130 mg/kg for scraped-off material. Member states would have 18 months to adopt them.
Background is that the Scientific Committee on Health Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) determined that the TDI figures should take into account children's total aluminum exposure from other sources like diet and non-toy products. Thus, it urged a target of 10% from toys.
A link for commenting and reading the draft is bit.ly/2AFmTC5.