Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), such as small-scale producers of various products as well as service providers, such as car washes, laudries, hairdresser saloons, medical institutions and others foten use various chemical products in their everyday professional life. These products are necessary to fulfill various functions, however, some of them might contain chemicals that are can be hazardous both for human health and the environment. At the same time, safer alternatives exist for nearly all professional applications.
In this section you will find information on:
- most typical types of chemicals used in several sectors found in urban areas, along with advices on which substances should be avoided and why
- what are possible alternatives
- recent findings on occurence of hazardous substances in cities in the Baltic Sea region
- offers for assistance from experts in identification of possibly problematic products and selection of alternatives
- …and more.
The sections will be regularly updated.
New report: Hazardous substances in articles and materials
Tracking sources of hazardous substances is one part of the NonHazCity project. To learn more about the content of hazardous substances in articles and materials, a range of indoor items were analysed for a selection of chemicals, with a focus on items commonly found in preschools. New and old toys, creative material, mattresses and other […]
EDC – Free Europe: Demands for an EU EDC strategy
EDC – Free Europe has prepared eight demands for an EU EDC strategy. “A large number of environmental and consumer organizations has written a call to the EU Commission. One of the signing organisations is BEF-LT, one of our NonHazCity project partners. The aim is to give a pressure on decision makers to quickly develop […]
Report: Hazardous Substance Occurrence in Baltic Sea Pilot Municipalities
Within the NonHazCity project a screening survey of hazardous substances has been performed in wastewater and stormwater samples from six municipalities around the Baltic Sea: Pärnu, Kaunas, Šilalė, Riga, Gdańsk, and Turku. Furthermore, a suite of chemicals were analysed in a range of indoor items from Stockholm preschools and offices.