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Published on Friday, 22 March 2013

Confusion over chemical testing

Written by John Mowbray

testingOSLO – The on-going confusion around the testing for chemicals in textiles has taken another twist after a spokesperson for Oeko-Tex said the certifying body does not test for illegal bromated flame-retardants and biocides – chemicals that should not be present in Oeko-Tex certified items – because they are already banned substances. By Tone Skårdal Tobiasson from the Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical (NICE).


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