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We are working to reduce the risks to humans and the environment from being harmed by chemicals.

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The Periodic Table of the elements

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.

Prohibited substances found in electrical toys

2/13/2017 The Swedish Chemicals Agency has found harmful chemicals substances in eleven of the 60 toys which were inspected in an enforcement project. It mainly concerns electrical toys which contain lead in the soldering.

The Swedish Chemicals Agency has developed a strategy for less animal testing

2/7/2017 Under the authority of the Government, the Swedish Chemicals Agency has developed a strategy for how the Agency should contribute to reducing, refining and replacing animal testing with other testing methods. The Swedish Chemicals Agency is working actively to promote the development and usage of alternative methods.

New test shows nearly all sex toys free of restricted chemicals

1/23/2017 The Swedish Chemicals Agency has found forbidden chemicals in one of 44 sex toys which have been inspected in an enforcement project. The results indicate that more sex toys fulfil the chemical requirements compared to other products.

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