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Everything consists of chemical substances. All are not harmful but may still pose risks if handled improperly.

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Article image – A mother playing with her two small children in the living room.

Action plan for a toxic-free everyday environment 2015–2020

The Swedish Chemicals Agency has been commissioned by the government to continue work on the action plan during 2015-2020 to achieve a non-toxic everyday environment.

The EU Commission
The EU Commission

Current EU public consultations on chemicals

Share your views on the EU policy and legislation through the EU Public Consultations.

The Swedish Chemicals Agency is considering a proposal to restrict medium-chained chlorinated paraffins

6/15/2017 The Swedish Chemicals Agency is considering a proposal to restrict medium-chained chlorinated paraffins in electronics. The authority is now holding a stakeholder consultation where it is possible to comment on the study. Medium-chained chlorinated paraffins are classified as environmentally hazardous and can affect people's ability to have children.

The Swedish Chemicals Agency at the UN Ocean Conference

6/2/2017 The Swedish Chemicals Agency will participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference next week. The conference supports the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14): Sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources. The conference aims to result in agreements and voluntary commitments in order to reach the goal.

Low usage of environmentally hazardous preservatives in cosmetic products

5/29/2017 The use of preservatives which can cause problems for health and the environment is low in cosmetic products in Sweden. In order to ensure the products are safe, however, the list of permitted substances must be updated in cosmetics legislation, as established by the Swedish Chemicals Agency in a report submitted to the Government today.

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