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Table 4 Comparison of total paraben amount released from gel-filled baby teethers to a maximum ADI value of 10 mg kg−1 bodyweight [36] for girls and boys

From: Examination of paraben release from baby teethers through migration tests and GC–MS analysis using a stable isotope dilution assay

Baby teether Paraben amount (mean; µg 10 cm−1) Percentage (%) of ADIa
Girls Boys
No. 1 106 0.18 0.17
No. 2 149 0.26 0.23
No. 3 79 0.14 0.12
No. 4 148 0.25 0.23
  1. Mean concentration value from products subjected to migration tests with water and saliva simulant (i.e. total n = 4) after a contact time of 1 h
  2. aCalculated assuming bodyweights of 5.8 kg for girls and 6.4 kg for boys at the age of 3 months [37,38,39]