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Hong Kong consumer watchdog urges regulation of chemical levels in silicone products after study finds prolonged use may affect liver health

Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has urged the government to regulate chemical levels of products after a test of 14 silicone food containers and cups found over two-thirds had exceeded safety limits and prolonged use could affect liver health.The Consumer Council revealed on Wednesday that six brands of silicone food containers and three types of such cups exceeded the German standard for volatile organic matter of 0.5 per cent, ranging from 0.76 to 1.4 per cent.Volatile organic matter are…


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