After more than one year of parliamentary debates in the French Senate and Parliament, France adopted a law yesterday which bans BPA use in food containers for 0-3 years old in 2013 and for all other food contact uses as from January 1st 2015, with a warning labelling in the meantime.
Exercise mats, floor coverings, toys, boots, gymnastic balls… in kindergarten are often made out of soft PVC. It is pretty practical, but also quite unhealthy because they often contain harmful chemicals that can be especially hazardous for children.
BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany) organised a nationwide survey in which they analyzed more than 200 German kindergartens. The following report focuses on how to avoid EDCs in kindergartens. It also provides tips for daycare centers and nursery in order to create a healthy environment.