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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purpose of adaptation to technical and scientific developments, point 13 of part III of Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys, as regards chromium VI
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German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Germany)
1) Recital (1) claims that the “current limit value (0,2 mg/kg) is based on a tolerable daily intake of 0,0053 µg of chromium VI per kg bodyweight per day”. However, this value is not a TDI-value but a virtual safe dose. Also recital (2), (3) and (5) falsely speak of “tolerable daily intake” and should thus be changed to “virtual safe dose” accordingly. 2) Recital (3) states that the “maximum contribution from toys to the daily intake of...