Er det Farlig? ( is dangerous?) (Er det Farlig?)

Published on: 04/02/2010

Er det Farlig? ( Eng. "Is it dangerous?") is a website  created to inform the norwegian citizens about  the presence of  dangerous substances in consumers goods. Six out of ten Norwegians say they want better information about substances in consumer goods that are hazardous to health or the environment.

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Therefore, the Climate and Pollution Agency  launched ("Is it dangerous?"). The website has simple advice about dangerous substances and safe products. Er det Farlig is the result of co-operation effort  among differents  stake holders dvs. Climate and Pollution Agency, Norwegian  Food Safety Authority, Nordic Ecolabeling, Norwegian Consumers Council and Grønn Hverdag Network.




Policy Context

REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. "Er det farlig?" include mainly substances which are also part of the REACH Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).



Description of target users and groups

Entire Norwegian Population: Schools, industries and  importers among others.

Description of the way to implement the initiative

Co-operative feedback among the different  stakeholders involved in the project.

Technology solution

  • Programming Language: Javascript, .net.
  • CMS: Episerver
  • Pattform: Windows and .net.
Technology choice: Proprietary technology

Main results, benefits and impacts

  • Decrease spreading of health and environmental dangerous agents
  • Increase recycling of waste
  • Reduce waste recycling emissions

Return on investment

Return on investment: Not applicable / Not available

Lessons learnt

  • Increased  interdisciplinary  collaboration among  different stakeholders
  • helps citizens avoiding consumer products that contain substances hazardous to health and environment
  • Increased correctly disposal of  products  containing substances hazardous to  health and environment.
  • Increased public awareness about potential hazardous substances
  • Improved comunication among consumers, retail dealers, manufacturers and importers through the implementation of direct online request form, whether a product contains health and environmentally hazardous substances
  • Reinforced Norwegian Environmental Law implementation and  right of the citizens to know about the existence of hazardous substances in consumers goods.


Scope: National