Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals

26. aug 2015

Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals is an initiative under the Danish Consumer Council that aims to help consumers avoid problematic chemicals when shopping. We test consumer products in order to provide you with information on how to live a toxic free life.

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Danish Consumer Coucil THINK Chemicals
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We are the consumers' chemical watchdog

All consumers are at risk of being exposed to problematic chemicals. Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals strives to reach out to all segments of society.

In our tests we examine consumer products such as earphones, diapers, cosmetics, chewing gum and cleansing tissues and much more.

However, children and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to problematic chemicals. Consequently we put in an extra effort in testing consumer products aimed at these groups - so far we have tested for example pushchairs, cleansing tissues and loom bands.

Read about how we conduct our tests in The Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals.

Consumers need an independent voice in the European Union

Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals creates working relationships with other NGO’s in Denmark as well as in other countries of the European Union. That is to supplement the efforts of the authorities with a strong and common NGO voice.

We are independent

Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals is independent of authorities, business communities and political parties. Our activities are continuously coordinated with the Danish Environmental Protection Agency – mainly as regards tests and examinations of health and environmentally damaging substances in consumer products.

Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals is on the Finance Bill with an appropriation of DKK 15.9 million (Euros 2.1 million).  The grant runs for the present up to and including 2016.

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6. July 2016: Spray deodorants containing illegal triclosan found in many shops

30. June 2016: Fluorinated substances found in lotion, mascaras and shaving foam

29. June 2016: Summer: Find a sunscreen without problematic chemicals

19. May 2016: Test: Which chemicals are in your children’s pushchair?

3. May 2016: Test: 14 toothpastes are without problematic substances

26. April 2016: Test: 26 shampoos are without perfume and problematic ingredients

18. March 2016: Test: Fluorinated substances in paper packaging passed on to the cake table

18. March 2016: Test: Bisphenol A still found in canned peeled tomatoes

17. February 2016: Test: Banned endocrine disrupting phthalate found in baby sleeping bag

22. january 2016: Drinking bottles do well in chemical test

19. January 2016: Chemicals from plastic food containers migrate into warm fatty foods

7. January 2016: Banned and potentially cancer-causing substance still found i personal care products

6. January 2016: Test: Fluorinated substances in most mittens for children

16. December 2015: Test: Unwanted substances in controllers for gaming consoles are not covered by toys legislation

6. December 2015: Gift boxes with cosmetics are a cocktail of problematic chemicals

24. November 2015: Test: Moisturizer from Elizabeth Arden contains preservative that Cosmetics Europe advises against using

18. November 2015: Test: Problematic Chemical popular in razors

4. November 2015: Test: Lips with a touch of unwanted chemicals

19. October 2015: Test: Unwanted chemicals found in pizza boxes

15. October 2015: Test: Halloween without 'scary' chemicals

7. October 2015: Test: Do you know what is in your deodorant?

21. September 2015: Test: Hair wax contains illegal chemical

3. September 2015: Test: Toxins in your mobile phone?

21. August 2015: Test: Many hand soaps contain allergenic substances

12. August 2015: Test: Fewer Sunscreens Contain Endocrine Disrupting Substances

25. June 2015: Test: School Bags

22. June 2015: Test: Microwave Popcorn Wrapped in Harmful Substances

11. June 2015: Test: Children’s Chewing Gum Contains Endocrine Disrupting Substances

20. April 2015: Test: Every Other Pushchair Contain Problematic Chemicals

26. February 2015: Test: Chemical Dissonance in Headphones

If you want to receive news regarding our tests in English send a request to Niels Søndergaard on nis@fbr.dk