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Danish Legislation on Specific Substances

Danish legislation imposes restrictions and prohibitions on specific substances. Furthermore these substances are covered by a variety of legislation at EU level.

Mercury
Mercury is one of the most dangerous environmental toxins known to man. Denmark is working at both EU and international level to impose restrictions that are as comprehensive as possible, including prohibitions on use and export in order to minimise emissions on a global basis.

Industrial green house gases
The refrigerants - HFC, PFC and SF6 - are all greenhouse gases and undesirable in the environment. The fluorinated greenhouse gases are problematic in the environment because they contribute to climate change.

Parabens – special danish legislation for Child Products
On 15 March 2011, Denmark introduced a national ban on parabens in cosmetic products intended for children.