Copenhagen: The Danish government is planning action against potentially harmful chemicals in dildos and other sex toys made of plastic.In a written response to Parliament, Environment Minster Karin Ellemann said proposals were being drafted for a European Union-wide reduction of phthalates and similar substances in the toys. Called "plasticizers", phthalates are a group of industrial chemicals used to make plastics more flexible. Ellemann said phthalates could disrupt the body`s hormone balance and diminish male fertility, deform baby boys` genitals and advance puberty in girls.
The agency said dildos posed no health risk when "used normally", that is, once a week. But it warned that certain dildo products could be hazardous, especially for pregnant or nursing women, when used for an hour or more daily. IANS