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Brister i kemikaliehantering: En jämförande studie av kemikaliehanteringen i svenska kommuner
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Shortcomings in the management of chemicals : A comparative study of chemical management in Swedish municipalities (English)
Abstract [en]

Chemicals are used in most activities today. It is important that the chemicals are managed in a safe way to avoid harm to human health and the environment. The purpose of this report is to study which shortcomings that occur in chemical management in municipal and private activities in Sweden. The report also includes collection and discussion of possible solutions to avoid these shortcomings. The data were collected through interviews and through a web survey. The results show that the shortcomings that were most common in a specific municipality were a lack of routines to replace chemicals with options that are more environmentally friendly, not studying the safety data sheets and finally, lack of safety data sheets. In the other Swedish municipalities combined, the most common shortcomings were that the list of chemicals was not complete, chemicals were stored near a floor drain without an embankment and that there was a lack of routines to replace chemicals with options that are more environmentally friendly. Possible solutions to avoid these shortcomings are for example more information to the activities and more frequent and regular inspections.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 17 p.
Keyword [en]
chemical management, chemicals, REACH
Keyword [sv]
kemikaliehantering, kemikalier, REACH
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122707OAI: diva2:940905
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Nordmalings kommun
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2016-06-22 Created: 2016-06-21 Last updated: 2016-06-22Bibliographically approved

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