Escaping toxins in bamboo shells
Several consumer protection portals reports currently of escaping toxins from different bamboo kitchenware products, the furniture stores “dänisches bettenlager” and “Jysk”. In the context of investigations, it was found that increased amounts of carcinogenic formaldehyde to be released when in the bamboo cups with liquids above 70 degrees Celsius can be introduced.
For reasons of precautionary consumer protection, the furniture houses of the “dänisches bettenlager and Jysk call” your big and small bamboo-back bowls with the article numbers 49059002 and 49059003. The article can also be used without presenting a receipt, for a refund of the full purchase price, in each branch return, report the consumer protection portals “product warning.eu” and “cleankids.de”.
The Lack Of Information
On the German websites of the furniture stores is, as yet, no mention of the recall (as of 19. February 2019). It is also unclear what the manufacturer of the products, and whether or not the affected bamboo bowls are still on sale. Apparently, the toxins are released when liquids above 70 degrees Celsius are several minutes in the bowls.
What are the health hazards of formaldehyde?
According to the Federal office of environment, formaldehyde is the carcinogenic substances of category 1 B. It is often used as an adhesive component in wood-based materials and can be made under certain circumstances to the air in the room. At elevated concentrations, irritation of eyes and mucous membranes can occur. Furthermore, formaldehyde is suspected to intensify bronchial Asthma or trigger. The concentration of formaldehyde should be kept in the air in the room as low as possible, recommends the German Federal environment Agency. (vb)
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