Parents may want to reconsider buying plastic toys for their children. For the investigation, DTU and University of Michigan scientists collaborated with the United Nations Environment Programme to examine data on chemicals found in plastic toys. Findings showed that of the 419 hard, soft and foam plastic materials used in these toys, 126 cancerous and noncancerous substances had the potential to harm children’s health. These included 31 plasticizers (chemicals used to increase elasticity), 18 flame retardants and eight fragrances. As a result, the scientists also introduced new guidelines—based on exposure and risk—to standardize the chemical contents of toy materials.
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.