Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) conducted a study on toxic levels in toys and public perception in Bangladesh from October 2012 until August 2013. During the study, toys were collected from different stores in Dhaka and sent to the Nepal Bureau of Standard and Metrology for analysis.
Levels of toxic metals in 97% of the toys tested were signficantly above the European Union and United States recommended ceiling for lead, cadmium, bromine and chromium.
WECF has launched a new report on chemicals in textiles in an effort to gain more coherent and transparent rules for textiles in the EU and beyond, as well as for better protection of workers, consumers and the global environment. Read an Executive Summary of the report (in English and French).