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Decorations that Look Like Food – Potential Danger for Children

08.09.2016 Report from a day in the lab: In 2015 CVUA Stuttgart carried out two projects on decorative articles that, in appearance, could be confused with items of food. The articles were analyzed relative t ...

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Plasticizers in Toys and Body Contact Materials, 2015

01.09.2016 Report from a day in the lab: In 2015 the focus of our investigations was, among others, erasers, swim shoes, massage rollers, small toys from 1-Euro stores, children’s wrist watches, Halloween mas ...

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Silicone Mold, Grater, Pasta Press – the Name of an Object Doesn’t Begin to Express its Suitability

29.08.2016 Report from a day in the lab: In 2015 kitchen utensils investigated in the lab were found not to function as promised on the packaging. The grater couldn’t grate, the pasta machine couldn’t mak ...

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Kinetic Sand – Baking Sand Cakes at Home

25.08.2016 Report from a day in the lab: With names such as Magic Sand, Kinetic Sand, or Crazy Sand a new type of play sand is being offered for children’s playrooms. Also ideal for the coffee break at the of ...

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Chlorate in Drinking Water – An Update

24.08.2016 Report from a day in the lab: In order to prevent bacterial contamination in drinking water, chlorine-containing agents are often used for water treatment. Unwanted disinfection by-products such as ...

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Analysis of Paper Packaging for Anthrachinone

22.08.2016 Report from a day in the lab: In 2014 testers from the German consumer magazine Stiftung Warentest detected the carcinogen anthrachinone in black tea [1]. In addition to pesticides in the tea leave ...

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EU Reference Laboratory for Residue of Pesticides (Single Residue Methods)

In 2006 CVUA Stuttgart was designated as the EU Reference Laboratory for pesticide residues requiring single residue methods for analysis. This field of work is highly challenging, as the compounds are very difficult to analyze due to their physicochemical characteristics; they cannot be analyzed using existing multi-residue methods. In addition to state-of-the-art equipment, this field of work requires a high level of analytical competence and skill.

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Pesticides-Online is an Internet-based platform that was designed with the aim of providing laboratories with easy access to information from the field of pesticide residues. The data can be specifically and systematically accessed with the help of search masks.

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