Rapport 3/21: Ökad e-handel – ökade kemikalierisker
Shopping online, especially from companies in countries outside the EU and the EEA, poses a risk to both health and the environment if consumers are not aware and informed of the chemicals in the products being purchased. Further issues arise when sellers are not knowledgeable and honest. The risks are higher when buying from companies that do not have physical stores within the EU and from marketplaces based outside the EU. E-commerce has made it easier for consumers to buy products that do not meet the requirements of European chemicals legislation.