Most inspected products sold online do not comply with EU chemicals law
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This episode covers an EU-wide project where national authorities inspected nearly 6 000 products sold online in the EU and EEA. The project looked at different webshops and online marketplaces and whether they followed the rules set by EU chemicals legislation. 

The inspections covered both professional products such as lead used for welding and consumer goods like textiles, leather, toys, and jewellery.

The project found that most of the inspected products did not comply with the law. 

Join us for a deeper look into the findings and what needs to change for the low level of compliance to improve.

You will also get tips for buying products online and what steps you can take to ensure the products meet legal requirements and can be used safely.

Our guests are Karin Rumar, from the Swedish Chemicals Agency, also the Chair of the Working Group for the project, and Maciej Baranski, working in the Harmonised Enforcement Team in ECHA.

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