MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: Policy Brief: Wicked Games: How Playing with Toys Can Expose Children to Harmful Chemicals

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Source: Small Island Developing States

Like many consumer products, toys are composed of a range of materials, such as plastics, textiles, and metals. While chemicals of concern provide toys with certain functions such as fragrance, color, and plasticity, exposure can result in long-term health effects for children, interfering with the hormone system or cognitive development. This policy brief explores efforts and initiatives to advance the issue of chemicals of concern in toys, particularly under the GEF-funded project on Global Best Practices on Emerging Chemical Policy Issues of Concern under SAICM.

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