Hazardous substances are everywhere in our daily life. They mean to provide specific properties to different products (plastic elasticity, water resistance, antibacterial properties, etc.) but as a side effect they can harm nature and human health. Hazardous substances are present in different product groups where we never expect to find them. It can be personal care products, household cleaning products, toys for children, furniture and many other articles we use every day.
NonHazCity final conference and results!
The final conference of NonHazCity was held in the end of January in Riga. During those two days exciting discussions about the experiences gained in the project, about project highlights and about specific chemical action plans on different levels (municipality, businesses) took place. There were a lot of ideas to be shared and thoughts reflected […]
Less hazardous chemicals in households, pre-schools and municipalities: End of NonHazCity project
The NonHazCity project has been finalised: Less hazardous chemicals in households, pre-schools and municipalities Almost 100 wastewater samples were analysed to define the priority hazardous substances in the municipalities, concluding that traditional pollutants like heavy metals have been successfully managed but organic substances are widely detected – also in residential areas, meaning from residential uses. […]
A visit at the INTERREG Secretariat
Last week, the BEF DE Team visited the INTERREG Secretariat in Rostock – who is the funder of our NonHazCity project – and checked their office for hazardous substances. The office check revealed that it is equipped with environmentally friendly interior materials and furniture, e.g. wooden furniture, simple wallpaper and dispersion paints, few plastic items, […]