Protect yourself and the environment from chemicals of very high concern! You have the right to information about the presence of such substances in products such as toys, sports articles, furniture, electrical appliances, clothing, etc. Substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are chemicals that are, for example, carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic to reproduction or particularly harmful to the environment. With Scan4Chem you can use the barcode of a product to obtain information about SVHCs in the product.
This enables you to identify and avoid products containing substances of very high concern. With your request you signal to the companies that you do not want to use such products. The legislator has created the right to information for this purpose. Use it!
Product suppliers can enter their information in a database linked to the app so that the information is available to the app users at any time. Is there no information in the database yet? Then the app helps to create and transmit your request. The more requests app users make, the more likely product suppliers are to fill the database. Help to improve the app so that it is used more and more! You are not alone: the app already exists in 14 European countries and will be distributed throughout Europe!
The European Chemicals Regulation REACH stipulates that consumers have the right to information about substances of very high concern in products. If you submit a request to a supplier, he must inform you if such a substance is contained in the article in a concentration above 0.1% by weight. The product suppliers are solely responsible for the answers and their accuracy.
The right to information applies to "products", i.e. most objects and packaging, but not to food and liquid or powdered products (cosmetics, detergents, paints, etc.). In the case of an assembled product (e.g. a bicycle), the supplier must also provide information on all the individual parts contained (e.g. bicycle handles).