Toxins discovered in babies’ nappies

A variety of potentially toxic substances, including the widely-used but controversial weed-killer glyphosate have been found in babies’ nappies. According to France’s national health agency Anses, some of the chemicals exceed safety levels. Anses said its nappy tests were the first of their kind in the world.

Deputy Director of Anses, Gerard Lasfargues, said: “We found a dozen substances which went over the permitted threshold. Those substances have either to do with perfume which the industry intentionally adds in nappies, primarily for marketing reasons, or substances which appear during the manufacturing process of the nappies.”

The study has prompted a quick response from the French government which has given manufacturers 15 days to come up with an action plan aimed at getting rid of the toxic substances. But it urged against panic.

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