The programme aims to support development of Swedish and EU management programmes to minimise risks from harmful substances.
In close collaboration with authorities, producers and downstream users, technical and social aspects are identified, which contribute to the problem with emissions from products. Within the programme a selection strategy is developed in order to pinpoint problematic chemicals, articles and use patterns. Thereafter, chemical emissions will be quantified/estimated and related to other emission sources, e.g. industrial facilities and transport.
Attitudes among target groups towards the risks associated with emissions from articles are also investigated, as well as how they achieve and interpret information regarding such risks.
Voluntary and legislative reduction strategies aiming to control the risks associated with emissions from articles will be analysed. A road-map with clear indicators adapted to the environmental goal "A non-toxic environment" will be elaborated.
The programme started in December 2007 and will proceed until December 2012 with a total budget of 24 MSEK (2.5 MEuro).