The toxicity and ecotoxicity tests promoted by ANFFECC and coordinated by the Jaume I Castellón University confirm that ceramic frits are not risky neither for the human health nor for the environment.
According to the toxicity and ecotoxicity tests promoted by the Spanish Ceramic Frits, Glazes and Ceramic Colours National Association (ANFFECC), ceramic frits are neither toxic, nor toxic nor harmful, so they are not risky for the human health or the environment.
These studies, presented in Castellón in July 2005, are the result of a five-year work developed with the aim of demonstrating that ceramic frits are a vitreous and inert substance, and therefore, inert and non-toxic. For this reason, there is no risk in their handling, use and transport for neither humans nor the environment. .
Jaume I Castellón University grants the results
The tests, promoted by ANFFECC and coordinated by the Organic and Inorganic Chemical Department of Jaume I University have been developed in homologated laboratories, specialized in this kind of analysis..
To start, ANFFECC Technical Commission made a previous classification of six different frit groups, representative of the commercialised ones, including also the more complex compositions.
Estudios realizados en laboratorios de Suiza, Barcelona y Castellón
RCC Laboratories, based in Switzerland, where in charge of the inhalation and ecotoxicity studies. CIDASAL, from Barcelone, made the oral and skin toxicology tests. IPROMA, from Castellón, made the first solubility tests. The type of tests to be carried out were appointed by both, the laboratories and the Spanish Health Ministry.