Scan4Chem

Use your right as consumer and protect yourself and the environment from substances of very high concern. Ask suppliers which chemicals are contained in their articles. Your right to be informed applies to substances of very high concern (SVHC). These are chemicals which are, e.g., carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic to reproduction or particularly harmful to the environment. With Scan4Chem you can scan the barcode of an article and automatically send a request to the supplier.

The response helps you identify and avoid articles containing substances of very high concern. Your request demonstrates to the suppliers that you do not want to use such articles. This right to information was created exactly for this purpose. Use it!

Target group

Consumers

Background

The European REACH Regulation grants consumers the right to be informed about substances of very high concern in articles. If you send a corresponding request to a supplier, he/she has to respond within 45 days if such a substance is contained in the article in a concentration above 0.1 weight percent. The responsibility for the responses and their correctness lies solely with the article suppliers. The app generates and transmits your request.

This consumer right to information applies to articles, i.e. to most solid objects and packaging, but not to food and liquid or powdery products (cosmetics, detergents, lacquers etc.). If the article is composed of several articles (e.g. a bicycle), the supplier has to provide information for every included article (e.g. handles).

Features

• Entry of user contact data
• Scanning of barcode or manual entry of barcode number (GTIN)
• Automatic generation and submission of requests
• Administration of requests
• Possibility to send a reminder after 45 days
• FAQs

Data privacy

This app only uses those system rights that are necessary for it to function properly. No further data are collected, so that the app can be used anonymously.
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What's New

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Additional Information

Updated
January 29, 2018
Size
1.8M
Installs
1,000+
Current Version
1.2.1
Requires Android
4.0.3 and up
Content Rating
Everyone
Permissions
Offered By
Umweltbundesamt
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