Some reduction in use and releases of hazardous substances
Target4.1 Pollution will not cause injury to health or environmental damage.
IndicatorIndicator for releases of substances that are hazardous to health or the environment
Are we moving in the right direction? Published by the Norwegian Environment Agency
Figures from the Product Register show that the total use of carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic substances, (known collectively as CMR substances) and the use of substances that pose a long-term environmental hazard has not changed significantly in recent years.
Overall, the use of CMR substances has been reduced. This is mainly explained by a large reduction in their use in paints, cleaning products and solvents.
The releases of substances that pose a long-term environmental hazard have varied somewhat during the period, but overall, they are at about the same level as in 2003.
Environment Agency focuses on the most hazardous substances
The Environment Agency is continuously working at both international and national level towards strict restrictions on the use of the most hazardous substances. We are using a variety of approaches to eliminate Norwegian releases of priority substances by 2020.