03.08.2016

Feasibility study on consumer behaviour enters experimental phase

FoBiG and project partner aproxima are currently performing a study on behalf of the Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung – BfR on chemical exposure from consumer products. This feasibility study aims at developing a methodology, which can be used to perform representative surveys to gather data on amounts, duration and frequency, conditions of uses and location of use. The experimental survey phase starts in August 2016, with the following exemplary consumer products: hand dishwashing liquids, cockpit spray (car interior cleaning products), putty, paints and varnishes (used in the home area), plastic (or rubber) shoes, writing utensils (such as pens and pencils). Various methods (questionnaires, re-call methods, diary documentation, video documentation) will be applied to retrieve information on consumer behaviour from survey participants. Results are expected to become available in early 2017.

For further information, please contact Klaus Schneider.