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InfoNano: Central federal information platform for nanotechnology

InfoNano is the Swiss Confederation's central information hub for nanotechnology. The agencies involved in the website are the Federal Office of Public Health, the Federal Offices for the Environment and Agriculture, the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office, the Commission for Technology and Innovation, Swissmedic and the State Secretariats for Economic Affairs and for Education, Research and Innovation. 

At a glance


Pollutant register

The Swiss Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (SwissPRTR) provides information on releases of pollutants and transfers of wastes from facilities and diffuse sources.

Cooling agents

Certain substances and groups of substances suitable for use as cooling agents have negative impacts on the ozone layer or the climate and must be approved for that reason.

Substances that must be approved

Specific substances with properties of very great concern may be placed on the market and used after a transitional period subject to authorisation.

Bans and restrictions

Because they are hazardous, certain substances, preparations and objects are banned or subject to restricted use.

Mercury

As a party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Switzerland is helping to achieve global protection goals.

Nanotechnology

Nanomaterials are useful for countless innovative applications, but can also pose risks to human health and the environment.

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To the Federal Administration News Portal

https://www.bafu.admin.ch/content/bafu/en/home/topics/chemicals.html