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.
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4/20/2017 During spring 2017, the European Commission is conducting a review of the REACH chemical legislation. The Swedish Chemicals Agency has submitted several proposals for how the legislation could be applied more effectively.
4/4/2017 The Swedish Chemicals Agency has found prohibited levels of carcinogenic substances in several rubber and plastic goods. The substances, referred to as ‘PAHs’ were found in, among other things, handles, a hammer and a horse brush.
3/20/2017 The Swedish Chemicals Agency has examined the content of hazardous substances in 167 home textile products such as duvet covers, towels and blankets. Almost one tenth of the soft furnishings contained an environmentally hazardous substance which will be prohibited in 2021. A pillow cover also contained a prohibited dye.