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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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You have the right to know what the product contains. Dare to ask!

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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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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.

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Current EU public consultations on chemicals

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

Swedish initiatives have led to the regulation of close to 40 hazardous chemicals within the EU

9/5/2017 Since 2011, the Swedish Chemicals Agency has taken initiatives for measures in relation to almost 40 hazardous chemicals, which have been regulated within the EU. Thereby, Sweden has taken a leading role in the EU´s work to protect human health and the environment from hazardous substances. This is apparent from the Swedish Chemicals Agency’s report submitted today to the Government of Sweden on its commission to draw up and implement an action plan for a toxic-free everyday environment.

New report: 37 bisphenols may be endocrine disruptors

8/31/2017 In a new report, the Swedish Chemicals Agency identifies 37 bisphenols, in addition to Bisphenol A, that may be found on the European market and which may have endocrine disrupting properties. The Agency will monitor how the bisphenols are being used and endeavour to increase knowledge on the substances.

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.

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