Does it contain hazardous chemicals? You’ll find out soon



Finding out if a product contains hazardous substances can be difficult. Or at least time consuming. But soon a new database will be established to provide consumers with information on whether or not a product contains Substances of Very High Concern.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently announced that it will establish a database on the presence of Substances of Very High Concern in products by 2021.

It will be comprised of information submitted by companies producing, importing or selling articles containing substances found on the Candidate List. The decision is based on the revised European Waste Directive that entered into force last month.

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