|Sector||Quantity environmentally dangerous products|
|Electricity, gas, heat, water suppliers||2,180,184|
|Service, community services||55,160|
|Construction, real estate||50,399|
|Metal ware industry||24,511|
|Pulp and paper||24,149|
|Steel and metal production||21,055|
|Plastic and rubber||14,395|
|Food, textile, wood, leather||10,543|
|Glass and ceramics||658|
|Publishing, printing sector||279|
Source: Overview of chemicals, Swedish Chemicals Agency, 2010.
The chemical products currently classified as dangerous for the environment are shown. The quantity of chemical products that are classified as dangerous for the environment has increased rapidly since the obligation to classify also preparations (mixtures) was introduced in 2002.
As crude oil and most petroleum products are used in huge quantities and classified as dangerous for the environment, petroleum refineries, petrol stations, combustion plants and transport services are the largest sectors handling such products.