Recycling plastics resulting in toys and other items being saturated with flame retardants harmful substances

European study exposing toxic e-waste chemicals in children’s products spurs calls for policy to end recycling exemptions for hazardous waste

Brussels, 16.10.2018 – Environmental health researchers released alarming evidence  that toxic brominated flame retardants, hazardous chemicals from electronic waste that are known to disrupt thyroid function and cause neurological and attention deficits in children, are contaminating recycled plastics in consumer products across Europe.

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