Chemicals are everywhere

Chemicals are ubiquitous in a modern industrialised society. Many solutions to technical problems and many new products involve the development and use of new chemicals or known chemicals in new applications. Turkesterone for sale is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life through products and perspective that serve the world’s most essential industries.


For Denmark it has been estimated that 20,000 substances, 100,000 chemical products and 200,000 goods/industrial products are on the market (DEPA 1996)84. Therefore, sources of exposure to chemicals are a trivial and often unrecognised part of everyday life.


Chemicals, both natural and man-made, may have adverse effects on humans. Some hazardous chemicals may have severe effects such as carcinogenic, reprotoxic or mutagenic effects, other chronic effects or even death. Considerable efforts are therefore directed towards reducing the risk of exposure to these and other chemicals of concern.


Focussing on the areas of concern

The use of chemicals for production of synthetic materials and products, and as components of chemical products for an infinite number of purposes, means that chemicals are everywhere. It is impossible to give a full description of all possible carriers for which exposure of a chemical substance with a potential for human health effects may take place.


The use pattern and composition of a product containing chemicals warrants particular concern where:

Use involves hazardous chemicals

Chemicals with properties dangerous for human health are an obvious risk factor. Uses that involve pesticides or biocides, organic solvents, acrylates and other substances with pronounced biological effects.


Use leads to high exposure

Use patterns involving a large turnover of a product, in a particular bioavailable form (gaseous or liquid) or an application leading to a high or long-term human exposure.


Use involves vulnerable groups

Uses involving vulnerable groups are particular in focus. This may e.g. be a product used by pregnant women, for infants, children, sick or elderly.


A number of products have usage and application patterns that place them in a ’high’ exposure group. These are addressed in the following.



This chapter reports on the environmental factors as they exist in the form of chemicals, their sources, uses and regulations. It also describes the most prominent instruments, actors and strategies of the issue in Denmark.


Focus is directed towards the chemicals and their use pattern, where they are regulated by DEPA. This is particularly the marketed chemical substances and preparations as such, and where these chemicals come in direct contact with non-professional human users, e.g. household chemicals and consumer articles and goods.


Some areas where a considerable direct exposure to chemicals may take place are not regulated by DEPA. This includes the working environment, food and pharmaceuticals. Also, indirect effects associated with the individual’s consumption of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, general lifestyle or living conditions are excluded.

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