Safety Risk Assessment for Formamide in Yoga Mats

  • Fang Jia
  • Xia LiuEmail author
  • Wenjian Xie
  • Xiaolei Feng
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 885)


Gas chromatograph- mass spectrometry method is adopted to carry out quantitative analysis on formamide content in 100 batches of Yoga mat products, and carry out environmental chamber release and perspiration migration migration simulation test. The inhalation exposure model and skin contact exposure model are established to analyze risks in accordance with EU’s calculation model for chemical substance exposure quantity and in combination with use characteristics of Yoga mat. After comparing hazardous degree of formamide to different people in different scenarios, the research finds that the daily average exposure quantity to children in the same scenario is higher than that to adults; for the same group of people, the daily average exposure quantity in Yoga Clubs is higher than at home. Thus, it is necessary to avoid taking children to venues with intensive yoga mats such as Yoga Clubs.


Yoga mat Formamide Risks Exposure model 



This paper has been funded by the national key research and development project “Research on key technical standards for quality and safety control of consumer goods” (2016YFF02022600), and “Research on Consumer goods Safety Hazard Identification and risk Assessment based on scenario Simulation” (552018Y-5928-2018).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Guangzhou Research Institute of Quality Supervision and InspectionGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.China Institute of StandardizationBeijingChina
  3. 3.Zhejiang Institute of Product Quality and Safety InspectionHangzhouChina

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