Chemicals are present in practically everything that we surround ourselves with. We cannot do without chemicals in modern life, but some chemicals have harmful effects on humans and on the environment. The Danish EPA assesses chemicals and is involved in laying down the rules for how they may be used.
The Chemicals Action Plan 2010 - 2013The Danish Chemical Action Plan 2010-2013 includes a significant and stronger prioritization of chemicals. The major focus of the Danish Chemical Action Plan is a strong effort in the chemical field in Denmark and an active international effort.
Assessment of ChemicalsThe Danish EPA continually assesses the risk associated with a number of substances whose effects we are not yet familiar with. This work is carried out in collaboration with other EU Member States. Any new knowledge can be used to establish EU regulation. The LOUS surveys and management strategies are among these current assessments.
Legislation on ChemicalsIn Denmark, the chemicals sector is regulated by the Chemical Substances and Products Act. As an importer, manufacturer or distributor of chemical substances or products, you need to know the rules governing this area.
The Chemical Inspection ServiceInspections take place all over Denmark, but for practical reasons the Inspection often visits a shop in the Copenhagen area. Time and again, the Chemical Inspection Service chooses to test products for further control.
Endocrine disruptorsThe national strategy on endocrine disruptors has 3 focus areas: knowledge building and development of test methods, action-orientated investigations and regulation. Denmark is actively contributing to the EU work on endocrine disruptors, including development of criteria and tools for identification of endocrine disruptors.
Consumers & consumer productsAll consumer products like toys, cosmetics, chlothes, electronics and furniture contain chemicals. By making surveys and information campaigns The Danish EPA makes an effort to ensure that the products and their use do not harm our health or the environment.