The Swedish Government has been advised to tighten its laws on hazardous substances used by its construction industry.
The Swedish Chemicals Agency, Kemi, said current regulation is “not sufficient” given that it covers only formaldehyde emissions from wood-based panels.
Legislation should be extended to cover emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs), with national thresholds, Kemi said.
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