Website Informs Consumers about Chemicals

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  • Published: 17 March 2018
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  • Source / Publisher: ECHA
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Are the chemicals used in tattoos safe? Will I get an allergic reaction if I dye my hair? 65 % of respondents of the 2016 Eurobarometer study of almost 28,000 people in 28 countries were concerned about being exposed to hazardous chemicals. To give consumers information on chemicals, ECHA has launched the Chemicals in our life website.

The website is available in 23 EU languages, provides information on the benefits and risks of using chemicals, explains the EU legislation on chemicals, and is connected to ECHA’s huge chemicals database. Users can navigate, for example, through a 360-degree interactive apartment, which shows where and why nanomaterials are used in our lives or explore a so-called trending section for topical news such as tattoo inks.

  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Helsinki, Finland
    ECHA is an Agency of the European Union implementing EU chemical regulations. All chemicals manufactured or imported in the European Union above one tonne a year should be registered with ECHA by 31 May 2018.


A video as an example from the website


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