Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Testing-Plastic-Toys-for-Toxic-Agents-in-Exeter-27MZIFJJQH2ZD.htmlConceptually similarTesting Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPRQCompleted★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPRSCompleted★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPRTCompleted★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPRYCompleted★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPSDCompleted★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPRVCompleted★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPRWCompleted★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPRRCompleted★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPRUCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP0STQPSETesting Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterPlastic toys being tested for phthalates, Greenpeace Science Lab, Exeter University. Dr Kevin Brigden. Samples being taken to test the toys from Eurasian Economic Union for toxic agents, Greenpeace Science Laboratory at Exeter University.Locations:Europe-Exeter (Devon)-United KingdomDate:12 Apr, 2017Credit:© Vanessa Miles / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3564px X 5347pxKeywords:Day-Greenpeace Exeter Lab-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Laboratories-Men-One person-Plastics-Research-Samples-Scientists-Testing-Toxics (campaign title)-ToysShoot:Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterIn 2017 Greenpeace Russia started Fair Toys project aiming to ban the use of toxiс agents in plastic toys and to reduce plastic toys consumption. After a public poll and consultations with parents community Greenpeace selected 16 popular toys to test for phthalates. The samples were bought in different stores in Russia and other countries of the Eurasian Economic Union. Phthalates are mainly used as plasticisers (or softeners) in plastics, especially in PVC. They are commonly found in human tissues, and children are particularly vulnerable to their impact. There are substantial concerns about the toxicity of phthalates and in particular their hormone-disrupting effects.