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PVC-free kindergartens and nurseries

bundExercise 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.