Title: European Survey on the Release of Formaldehyde from Textiles
Authors: PICCININI PAOLASENALDI CHIARASUMMA Carmelina
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC36150
ISBN: 978-92-79-05215-6
Other Identifiers: EUR 22710 EN
OPOCE LB-NA-22710-EN-C
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC36150
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Always more frequently consumers are exposed to hundreds of potentially hazardous chemicals in their everyday life. These compounds can come into contact with their body through three different pathways: inhalation, ingestion and dermal absorption. The scope of the present work was to make a survey on the level of free and releasable formaldehyde that can be found in textile products sold on the European market and produced all over the world, to develop a method to better mimic the foreseeable conditions of use and to assess whether the detected amounts of released formaldehyde are hazardous to human health through dermal exposure.
JRC Institute:Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

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