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.
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.
Sweden seeking for a global chemical agreement
On March 12, Ms Karolina Skog, Minister for the Environment in Sweden, invited global leaders to an informal, high-level dialogue on the future framework for the management of chemicals and waste. The aim was to jointly address the hazardous chemicals issue and to discuss how to reach a global chemical agreement.
How to avoid water pollution in Belarus and the Baltic Sea?
The contamination of the Belarusian reservoirs and the Baltic Sea was discussed at the January 30, 2018 conference in Minsk. The event was attended by more than 80 participants from various regions of Belarus, including representatives of housing and communal services, district executive committees and public organizations.