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Chemicals in the everyday environment

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

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Rules and regulations related to the Swedish Chemicals Agency's area of responsibility.

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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 planning to tighten the rules on private use of plant protection products

5/22/2017 The Swedish Chemicals Agency is planning to tighten the rules on the private use of plant protection products in Sweden. According to a new report to the Government, it will only be possible for private users to use products containing low-risk substances. This means that in a few years’ time products containing glyphosate or acetic acid, for example, may not be authorised for private use.

EU evaluates REACH chemical legislation

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.

Prohibited chemicals found in plastic and rubber goods

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.

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