A new series of guidance documents cover issues important for national chemicals control.
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The EU Commission has updated the criteria for low-risk active substances in plant protection products. The new criteria apply from August 28, 2017.
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.
11/5/2018 The Swedish Chemicals Agency has decided that companies are to be required to provide information on highly fluorinated substances (PFASs) for the agency's Products Register. The new provisions will come into force on 1 January 2019. As a result, information concerning PFASs will have to be reported to the Products Register for the first time in February 2020.
6/26/2018 The risk of negative effects on health from chemicals in menstrual products is low according to a new report published today by the Swedish Chemicals Agency. The Agency has determined and analysed the chemical substances in 35 different sanitary towels, tampons, panty liners and menstrual cups.
The Swedish Chemicals Agency proposes restriction on medium-chained chlorinated paraffins in electronics
6/11/2018 The Swedish Chemicals Agency is proposing that the use of medium-chained chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs) in electrical and electronic equipment is restricted. MCCPs are classified as hazardous to the environment, and some appear to meet the criteria for persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) substances.
3/23/2018 To protect the environment there is a need for further restrictions on microplastics in cosmetic products and other chemical products. That is the conclusion from a new report by the Swedish Chemicals Agency. The Agency concludes that the continued work primarily should be carried out at EU level.