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.
- Read BUND’s report on PVC-free kindergartens and nurseries in German.
- You can find more information on the organisation here.