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Chemicals are the stock for a large number of processes and products that form the basis of our modern societies. On the other hand, chemicals are a potential hazard and may, even when used correctly, lead to environmental contamination. Many risks in their usage have not yet been evaluated or controlled.


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Dossier Chemicals: Substances and substance groups; Nanotechnology; PCB; Substance flow analyses; SwissPRTR; Protection of the ozone layer; Protection of the climate
International collaboration on Chemicals : Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP); Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC); Oslo-Paris Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR); Vienna Treaty and Montreal Protocol on the protection the ozone layer
Legislation Chemicals: The law on chemicals is made up of several acts and ordinances. Here you will find the links and explanatory guides to these.
Chemicals: Regulations and procedures: Aid to implementation from A to Z.

Contact: chemicals@bafu.admin.ch
Last updated on: 17.04.2013

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