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Kemikalieappen (app available in Swedish only)

Items that you use in your everyday life, such as mobile phones, home furnishings and clothing, can sometimes contain hazardous substances. With the Kemikalieappen, you can find out if and which of these substances an item contains. It can help you make informed, chemical-smart choices when shopping.

As a consumer, you have the right to know if the article contains any of the especially hazardous substances that are on the EU’s so-called Candidate List. The Candidate List is a list of substances with properties that make them especially hazardous, as they can have serious, long-term and lasting effects on human health or the environment. These substances are allowed in everyday items. With the Kemikalieappen, you can easily find out if an item you plan to buy contains any of the especially hazardous substances.

Read more about your right to information.

How Kemikalieappen works

  1. Download and install the app on your mobile phone.
  2. Scan an item using the app and follow the instructions in your mobile device.

What happens next

  1. If the company that sells the article has already entered information in the app, you will find out in just a few seconds whether the article contains any especially hazardous substances.
  2. If the company has not yet entered any information about the article, you can send an email to the company with your question via the app. The company then has 45 days to answer the question.

If you do not get an answer, it may be because companies only need to answer questions relating to whether the article actually contains any of the especially hazardous substances.

The Kemikalieappen is now available for Android and iOS devices. The app is part of the EU project AskREACH, which is funded by the EU’s LIFE environmental programme.

Download the Kemikalieappen for Android devices External link.
Download the Kemikalieappen for iOS devices External link.

Read more on the Swedish Consumers' Association’s website External link.

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Last published 13 October 2021