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.
Biocidal 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dangerous metals in jewellery
Jewellery is often made from several different materials which can contain harmful substances. Available in PDF only.
Older fact sheets
Фосфаты в моющих средствах
The fact sheet on phosphates in detergents - Questions and answers in Russian. February 2011.
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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. Available in PDF only.
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.