Environmental NGO Greenpeace has reviewed the chemical content in toy products sold and marketed in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.
The review has found high concentrations of phthalates in toys and other substances such as DnBP and DiBP. The organization tested 16 samples of plastic toys bought in these countries between 2016 and 2017.
Five samples contained very high concentrations of phthalates, four of which predominantly contained DEHP ranging from 26% to 32% by mass. The substance made up over 99% of the total concentration of all quantified phthalates for each sample.
The review was released on March 2017.