On assignment for NRK has scientist Pawel Rostkowski tested 11 plastic products for miljøgift. Products many of us have in the kitchen. He was surprised by the findings.

FOUND SLOT: Pawel Rostkowski found traces of miljøgift in the products even if the producers promise something else.

Photo: Elin Ruhlin Gjuvsland / NRK

I have stopped to send the lunch box with my daughter to the kindergarten, ” explains the researcher.

– Harmful over time

Pawel Rostkowski works as a senior researcher at the Norwegian institute for luftforsknings department for environmental chemistry, and he tested among other things, a lunch box from IKEA that is no longer in sale.

the Test showed that the lunch box contained traces of bisphenol A, far below the Norwegian limit value. The researchers are still worried.

The knowledge that I’m sitting on doing that I think small amounts are also harmful over time, ” he says.

Six of the products in the test, the laws that they neither have miljøgift or traces of pollutants in themselves, but only half held what they promised.

TRACK: the lunch box from the Flap had minimal traces of miljøgift, far below the border, but the manufacturer promises that it is not miljøgift in the product.

Photo: Elin Ruhlin Gjuvsland / NRK

Both a bowl of melamine from the Danish manufacturer Rice and a lunch box from the Flap had traces of miljøgift in themselves, but far below the cutoff.

the lunch box from IKEA were also exposed to heat in the microwave. Then took the researcher almost three times as much miljøgift emissions.

– Should not mislead

Professor I at the University of Tromsø, Jon Øyvind Odland, do not like the findings of the test.

First and foremost, I am disappointed on behalf of consumers.

It is the Norwegian food safety Authority that monitors food packaging in Norway.

the HIGHEST QUANTITY of: Rice had the test the highest amount of bisphenol A on 0,0000116 milligrams. It is far below the threshold to the Norwegian food safety Authority, which is 0,6 milligrams per kilogram of plastic.

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– You should not mislead consumers when marketing their products, ” says Marie Louise Wiborg, seksjonssjef for fremmedstoffer and the EEA in the Norwegian food safety Authority.

She is not worried about the findings.

as long As it is under the limits established, and the Eu vitenskapskomite says it is safe with the exposure we have, so we are not worried, ” says Wiborg.

Reject findings

All the three producers have taken their own tests of these products by NILU-the test, and says it was not found here when they tested themselves.

They respond on the test method, and speculate about the married tracks can come from somewhere other than the product itself.

SOLD NO MORE: the lunch box from IKEA is not sold anymore in stores, but had small traces of miljøgift in itself. Far below the border.

Photo: Elin Ruhlin Gjuvsland / NRK

We annually consumes a lot of resources on testing to ensure that we deliver a proper, safe and legal product, ” says a spokesman for Rice, Søren Hammer Westmark.

The three manufacturers have warranties from their suppliers that the plastic is free of miljøgift.

“We have guarantees from our supplier that the plastic is bpa-free,” says Remi Fagervik, product manager in the Flap.

Jan Christian Thommesen, head of communication at IKEA answers the following:

– Both found in itself, and the increase of the concentration after heating represents the values that are so far below the threshold that it’s almost not possible to measure. Found in our product is therefore referred to as a pollution and is also equal to zero.

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