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Dubai issues health and safety rules for textile firms

The Dubai municipality has announced a new set of new public health and safety requirements and specifications related to textile products, Gulf News has reported. The new requirements aim to ensure that materials are free of substances that can be transmitted to the human body, as that poses a health risk, that include cumulative skin diseases and sores, said Amin Ahmad Amin, head of consumer product laboratory at the municipality. The laboratory will check the stability of colours and tints used in textile items and as to whether the textile will be damaged by sweating or exposure to light or washing, as that also comes under the risks to human health and environment, Amin added.