Toys eaten by children

The EU’s independent Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) has published its final Opinion on estimates of the amount of toy materials ingested by children. The SCHER was asked to review available data on the ingestion of the following three types of toy material by children, and evaluate whether the ingestion amounts are still appropriate or should be changed:

  • Dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material (ingestion amount 100 mg/da)
  • Liquid or sticky toy material (400 mg/day)
  • Scraped-off toy material (8 mg/day)

In the final Opinion the SCHER considers the ingestion amounts mentioned above to be appropriate, and that these ingestion amounts should remain classified as daily amounts rather than weekly.

To read the Final Opinion on the ec.europa.eu website

To read more about the Commission’s Independent Scientific Committees on the ec.europa.eu website