Limit values exceeded in two cases
Almost all German children and teenagers have plasticizers in their bodies. This was reported by “Spiegel” and cited a study by the Federal Environment Agency and the Robert Koch Institute, which was supposed to determine how severely children and young people in Germany are exposed to environmental influences.
Consequently, urine samples from 2,500 children and adolescents between the ages of three and 17 were evaluated. The result: Residues of various plastic ingredients were found in 97 to 100 percent of the children tested, especially plasticizers. For some of the 15 substances tested, there are no critical health limit values. For those for whom there is one, these have been passed twice.
The study “clearly shows that plastic ingredients also occur more frequently in the body as production increases,” Marike Kolossa-Gehring, co-author and toxicologist at the Federal Environment Agency said in the “Spiegel” interview.