Children’s masks must be free of toxic chemicals

Children also want to be protected in corona times. Poorly fitting FFP2 or medical masks often provide worse protection than specially adapted fabric masks (referred to as community masks). For masks made of textiles, however, care should be taken to avoid exposure to toxic chemicals; this applies in particular to children. Just last December, aniline was found in the dye of a community mask at a well-known drugstore chain. Anilin is considered carcinogenic and poses a great danger, especially to children. Our recommendation: The relevant safety standards should be observed in the manufacture of children’s masks and documented accordingly.

Children also want to be protected in corona times. Poorly fitting FFP2 or medical masks often provide worse protection than specially adapted fabric masks (referred to as community masks). For masks made of textiles, however, care should be taken to avoid exposure to toxic chemicals; this applies in particular to children. Just last December, aniline was found in the dye of a community mask at a well-known drugstore chain. Anilin is considered carcinogenic and poses a great danger, especially to children.

Our recommendation: The relevant safety standards should be observed in the manufacture of children’s masks and documented accordingly.

Fabric (community) masks must meet the specific requirements of the Product Safety Act for children. In addition, there are relevant chemical requirements.

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