Chemicals

  • Call-for-Action Trio (UK)

    Call-for-Action Trio (UK) Download only

    This paper is a follow up on three other ’Call-for-Action’ papers on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, Mixture toxicity and Nanotechnology (with a focus on REACH), 

    The Call-for-Action papers is part of the project "Better Regulation of Chemicals' with fundings from Villum Foundation.

    Author: Lone Mikkelsen, The Ecological Council, February 2015.

    Read/download: Call-for-Action >>

  • Chemicals in politics and everyday life

    Chemicals in politics and everyday life download only

    An educational publication on chemicals and the EU-based regulation of this area provides insight into the EU chemicals regulation REACH, endocrine disrupting substances, nanomaterials and cocktail effects. 

    The educational material is available both in Danish and English.

    Level: Highest level in high schools and higher education
    Classes: Biology, chemistry, social sciences. Higher educations with a focus on health, the environment and/or politics

    Funded by the VILLUM FOUNDATION

    Author: Lone Mikkelsen
    The Danish Ecological Council, May 2014, e-book 84 pages.

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  • Hazardous Chemicals in our Blood

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    "Hazardous chemicals in our blood" is an educational material from The Danish Ecological Council about plasticizers added to medical devices and the effect they have on the body.

    Author: Eline Aggerholm Kristensen
    The Danish Ecological Council, March 2014, booklet 24 pages.

    The educational material is available both in Danish and English and consists of:

    The documentary ‘Hazardous chemicals in our blood’ on Youtube: See short version (8:12) >>

    An educational booklet: Download the booklet (4,0 MB) >>

    A teachers guide: Download >>(only in Danish and only aimed at the Danish educational system).

    Full version of the documentary: Find it on Youtube >> (17 min)

  • Mixture toxicity Call for Action

    Mixture toxicity Call for Action Only electronic version

    Funded by the VILLUM FOUNDATION

    By Lone Mikkelsen
    The Danish Ecological Council, October 2012, paper, 8 pages

    Read/download Mixture toxicity (3,06 MB)
     

  • Nanomaterials Call-For-Action

    Nanomaterials Call-For-Action Only electronic version

    Funded by the VILLUM FOUNDATION

    By Lone Mikkelsen
    The Danish Ecological Council, August 2012, paper, 7 pages

    Read/download Nanomaterials (844 KB)

  • Hazardous chemicals can be substituted

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    - developments since 2006

    More and more substances are studied and classified as hazardous to health or the environment, and an increasing number of companies choose to replace potentially dangerous substances. Substitution is beneficial to both the environment and humans, but also for the company itself, as it can foster or create a green image and be innovative and at the forefront of development and legislation.

    This publication is a follow up to "Hazardous chemicals can be substituted" from 2006. The EU chemicals legislation REACH and the concept of substitution are explained, and Danish companies that have gone through a substitution process, report on their experiences and what has happened since 2006. Companies have, for example, replaced heavy metals, industrial greenhouse gases and endocrine disrupting phthalate plasticizers. The various chemicals, their effects and relevant legislation are presented in fact boxes, and warning and priority lists are explained.

    Substitution can be a complicated process, and this publication can serve as inspiration to companies and public institutions as well as an information source for all other interested parties. The publication can complement the internet substitution portal SUBSPORT, where businesses, to help themselves, can search the substitution examples and specific chemicals.

    Funded by the VILLUM FOUNDATION
    Authors: Eline Aggerholm Kristensen and Christian Ege The Ecological Council, May 2012, booklet, 60 pages.

    Read/download Hazardous chemicals can be substituted (4,2 MB)
     

  • Endocrine Disruption Chemicals

    Endocrine Disruption Chemicals Only electronic version

    With this "Call-for-Action" paper the Danish Ecological Council makes suggestions for improvement and strengthening of the European chemicals legislation (with focus on REACH), in the area of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals. We hope to get the attention from Danish and European politicians, by emphasizing, with scientific documentation, the high risk these chemicals pose. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals are currently not covered by any legislation, despite the fact that they impose risk of harm to humans and the environment.
    Funded by the VILLUM FOUNDATION
    Author: Lone Mikkelsen, The Ecological Council, May 2012, paper, 14 pages

    Read/download: Endocrine Disruption Chemicals (1 MB)
     

  • Hazardous chemicals can be substituted

    Hazardous chemicals can be substituted Only for download

    We are all surrounded by chemical substances that are insufficiently tested, are harmful to the natural flora and fauna, can reduce our reproductive capability or give rise to allergies etc. The best solution to such problems is to replace the dangerous chemicals in favour of less dangerous – a process which we call substitution. There are many good examples to be drawn on this from Danish industries, as it is illustrated and presented in this book based on experiences collected from 14 companies.

    By: Rikke Lethare and Christian Ege
    The Danish Ecological Council, February 2006. Book, 100 pages, illustrated in colours.

    Read/Download: Hazardous chemicals can be substituted

  • A toxics free future within REACH

    A toxics free future within REACH only electronic

    Introduction to European Chemicals policies. How will the Environment, the Consumers and the European Industries benefit from new major EU policy reform. By: Sidsel Dyekjær, Danish Ecocouncil in cooperation with the International Chemicals Secretariat in Sweden, The Consumer Council of Norway, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, Landvernd in Iceland and the Danish Consumer Council.

    Danish Ecocouncil, April 2004. 8 pages.

    Read/Download: A toxics free future within REACH

  • REACH - a leap forward for industry

    REACH - a leap forward for industry only electronic

    Nordic Concerns and Benefits
    New light is shed on how REACH is received by industrial organisations

    By: Sidsel Dyekjær, Danish Ecocouncil in cooperation with the International Chemicals Secretariat in Sweden, The Consumer Council of Norway, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, Landvernd in Iceland and the Danish Consumer Council.
    The Ecological Council, March 2004. 48 pages

    Læs/Download: REACH - a leap forward for industry

  • Greening the household chemicals

    Only electronic

    - Danish contribution to the REC-project “Consuming green.” Danish experiences with eco-labelling and other instruments for promoting the use of less hazardous household chemicals.

    By: Christian Ege
    The Danish Ecological Council, 2004, 23 pages

    Read/Download: Greening the household chemicals

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