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Our fact sheets contain advice about rules on chemicals and help to you who are an importer, manufacturer, salesperson or user of chemical Products or other articles containing chemicals. The fact sheets are also useful to municipality officers.

2017

 

Fact sheet about rules regarding chemicals in toys.The rules for chemicals in toys in brief

Children can be extra sensitive to chemicals and it is therefore important that there are strict rules for chemical substances in toys. Here you can read about the regulations that apply to chemicals in toys.

Available in PDF only.

The rules for chemicals in toys in brief

 

Fact sheet about EU’s regulation on persistent organic pollutants.

Chemical requirements in the POPs Regulation

The EU’s Regulation on persistent organic pollutants, known as the POPs Regulation (EC) No 850/2004, bans or restricts the manufacture and use of substances with particularly serious health and environmental properties.

Available in PDF only.

Chemical requirements in the POPs Regulation

 

Fact sheet about that biocidal products must be authorisedBiocidal products must be authorised

To ensure a high level of safety, there are specific provisions concerning biocidal products. Many biocidal products must now be authorised before they can be sold or used in Sweden.

Available in PDF only.

Biocidal products must be authorised

 

2016

 

Fact sheet about regulations on articles that are treated with biocides

Articles treated with biocides

Does your company sell goods under the claim that they have a special function, such as  anti-odour or antibacterial? Here you will find information on EU Regulations governing articles treated with biocides.

Available in PDF only.

Articles treated with biocides

 

2015

 

Fact sheet about the rules governing chemical substances in articles.

The rules governing chemical substances in articles

This fact sheet provides a brief introduction to the rules governing chemical substances in articles.

Available in PDF only.



The rules governing chemical substances in articles

 

Fact sheet about Chemical requirements in the Toys Safety Directive.

Chemical requirements in the Toys Safety Directive

A new Toys Safety Directive came into force in the EU in 2011. This Directive has tightened up the chemical requirements for toys.

Available in PDF only.

Chemical requirements in the Toys Safety Directive

 

Faktablad om på engelska - Farliga metaller i smycken

Dangerous metals in jewellery

Jewellery is often made from several different materials which can contain harmful substances.

Available only in PDF.

Dangerous metals in jewellery

 

Older fact sheets

 

Fact sheet on phosphates in detergents - Questions and answers in Russian.

Фосфаты в моющих средствах

The fact sheet on phosphates in detergents - Questions and answers in Russian. February 2011.

Available in PDF only.

Фосфаты в моющих средствах

 

Phosphates in detergents. Questions and answers.

Phosphates in detergents. Questions and answers.

This paper is referring to a number of questions about phosphates in detergents frequently encountered by the Swedish Chemicals Agency.

Oktober 2010. Only as PDF.

Phosphates in detergents - Questions and answers

 

Fact sheet about the commodity guide.

A guide to chemicals in commodities

Using the Commodity Guide gives answers to what materials and substances that may be included in commodities on the Swedish market. September 2010.

Available in PDF only.

A guide to chemicals in commodities