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GIFTFRI MILJÖ I FÖRSKOLAN: En studie om föräldrars medvetenhet om kemikalier i leksaker
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Children are sensitive to exposure of chemicals that may affect reproduction, cause allergies and cancer. Therefore it is important to strive for a toxin-free environment both at home and in preschools. The purpose of the study was to identify products in pre-school containing harmful chemicals. Furthermore, the purpose was to investigate how aware parents of the children in preschools are about chemicals in toys. The study included six preschools in Vindelns municipality and the parents of the children at these preschools. Inventories were made in the preschools to check which products could contain harmful chemicals and a questionnaire was distributed to the parents. The results of the inventories showed that most preschools have started removing plastic products but toys that can contain harmful substances still exist. The results of the surveys showed that 67% of parents do not know the concept of non-toxic preschool. This can be interpreted as the fact that the parents in question generally have limited knowledge about chemicals in toys and their impact on children's health. Parents need more information to become more aware of what products they have for their children and all the preschools in Vindelns municipality need to have a common plan to follow to continue to phase out products that may contain harmful substances in order to have a healthier environment for the children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 12
Keywords [en]
non-toxic, preschool, eliminating, chemicals, parents
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-148799OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-148799DiVA, id: diva2:1216527
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Vindelns kommun
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Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved

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