Substitution of dangerous chemicals
Substitution of chemicals that are dangerous to the environment and health
Anyone who pursues an activity must avoid using chemical products that may involve risks to human health or the environment, if they can be replaced by products that are assumed to be less dangerous (The ‘substitution principle’, Chapter 2, Section 4 of the Swedish Environmental Code).
The University will work on the substitution of any chemicals we use that are dangerous to health and the environment. Naturally, substitutions will only be made where this can be done without jeopardising the quality of our research and education.
Substitutions made (in Swedish)
An alternative way to reduce the use of dangerous chemical products is to switch to a method or technology that is assumed to be less dangerous.
Phase-out and risk reduction substances
In connection with the national environmental objective of a non-toxic environment, the Swedish Chemicals Agency has produced prioritisation lists for ‘phase-out substances’ and ‘risk reduction substances’. These lists can help us in our work on substitution.