Water beads: hazardous to children in the event of ingestion!
The French authorities are alerting parents and carers to the risk of water-absorbing gel beads being ingested by children, particularly the under-fives. These accidents can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences.
Water beads are designed to absorb up to 400 times their weight in water. Translucent and brightly coloured, they are used for decorative purposes, generally as vase fillers for cut flowers. Great care must be taken to ...Read more
Published on 26/12/2019
Opinions and Reports
July 2019 // Opinion COLLECTIVE EXPERT APPRAISAL: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS Regarding the “expert appraisal for recommending occupational exposure limits for chemical agents” on the evaluation of biomarkers and recommendations of biological limit values and biological reference values for inorganic lead and its compounds
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