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PAH in Consumer Goods
Carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydro­carbons (PAH) were determined in recent years in toys as well as in consumer goods. Consequently there is a regulation now for the European Union (EU) 1272/2013 based on a German initiative.
Primary aromatic amines (PAA) may be present as impurities in azo dyes, especially in yellow, orange and red pigments. These dyes are used in printing inks for consumer goods, e.g. paper bags or napkins. more
The current draft of BMEL (Federal Ministry for Nutrition and Agriculture) for modifi­cation of the consumer goods regulation provides maximum limits for mineral oil residues in food packaging for the first time. more