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Swedish chemicals hunt targets rubber products

Stockholm – Rubber will come under the microscope of the Swedish chemicals agency as it seeks out potentially hazardous chemicals that are “not yet” restricted in EU consumer products and goods.

Being launched this autumn, the government-commissioned investigation will work with consulting firms to examine the content of rubber, silicone and paper products, the agency announced 18 Sept.

“Through the new surveys, we want to get more knowledge about the content of common materials.” explained Erik Gravenfors, investigator at the Swedish chemicals inspectorate in the release (translated…

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