Suppliers of articles containing Candidate List substances (also called Substances of Very High Concern – SVHCs) in a concentration above 0.1 % in the individual parts have an obligation to inform a consumer about the content if asked. This is stated in article 33 of the EU chemical regulation REACH which also specifies that the consumer must receive an answer within 45 days. Moreover, sufficient information must be provided to allow safe use of the article.
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency and the Danish Consumer Council ”Forbrugerådet Tænk Kemi” are partners in the EU LIFE project AskREACH. In this project the consumer app ”Tjekkemien” has been developed to help consumers and companies to apply the “Right to Know” about candidate list substances in consumer goods. The English name of the app is Scan4Chem.
Please visit the project website to read about the project and the consumer app in English:
At the international website you can upload your products to the AskREACH database:
Or you can visit the website of The Danish Invironmental Protection Agency if you want to know more about the candidate list and your obligations:
If you have any further questions do not hesitate to ask by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org