HCB in fireworks

Three importers of fireworks are reported to the police.

In the fall 2010, the Chemical Inspection Service controlled HCB in Fireworks. A random check at 8 importers showed that 3 had fireworks containting the carciogenic substance hexachlorbenzene (HCB)

The Chemical Inspection Service has reported the three importers of fireorks to the police. This is the third year in a row that HCB in fireworks has been found.

In 2011, a commen European control campaign on HCB in fireworks will be introduced.