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Developing strategies for national chemicals management

Apply to the thematic technical workshop "Risk Assessment and Risk Management of Highly Hazardous Pesticides" 12-16 November in Arusha, Tanzania.

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Rules and regulations

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

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Guidance on national chemicals control

A new series of guidance documents cover issues important for national chemicals control.

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The EU Commission

Current EU public consultations on chemicals

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

New criteria for low-risk active substances in plant protection products

The EU Commission has updated the criteria for low-risk active substances in plant protection products. The new criteria apply from August 28, 2017.

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Article image – A mother playing with her two small children in the living room.

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.

New report: No reason for concern about chemicals in menstrual products

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.

New report: Further restrictions are needed on microplastics in products

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.

Sweden is hosting an international conference on chemicals

3/8/2018 Sweden will be hosting an international conference on chemicals and waste on 13–15 March. The conference is about developing a new global goal structure for chemicals and waste that is to apply beyond 2020.

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