Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Testing-Plastic-Toys-for-Toxic-Agents-in-Exeter-27MZIFJJQHCQU.htmlConceptually similarTesting Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPS1Completed★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPS2Completed★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPS3Completed★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPS4Completed★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPS5Completed★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPS6Completed★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPS7Completed★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPS8Completed★★★★Testing Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterGP0STQPS9Completed★★★★View AllGP0STQPSFTesting Plastic Toys for Toxic Agents in ExeterPlastic toys being tested for phthalates, Greenpeace Science Lab, Exeter University. Dr Kevin Brigden. The toys bought in popular stores in the countries of Eurasian Economic Union.Locations:Europe-Exeter (Devon)-United KingdomDate:12 Apr, 2017Credit:© Vanessa Miles / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5100px X 3400pxKeywords:Day-Greenpeace Exeter Lab-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Laboratories-Plastics-Product shots-Research-Samples-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.