Chemicals

A chemical within the meaning of the Chemicals Act is a substance or mixture within the meaning of REACH.

A biocidal product is any substance or mixture containing or consisting of one or more active substances, the purpose of which is to destroy, repel, render harmless, prevent the action of, or otherwise control harmful organisms by any means other than purely physical or mechanical action.

Detergent means any substance or mixture containing soaps or other surfactants intended for washing and cleaning.

The Chemicals Act regulates the handling of chemicals and the restriction of economic activities related to the handling of chemicals to protect human life and health, property, and the environment and ensure the free movement of goods.

The Chemicals Act applies to chemicals and products containing chemicals and their handling. A chemical must be handled safely for human life and health and property, and the environment.

The person who handles the chemical must have the necessary information on its physical and chemical properties, hazards, safety requirements, and harm reduction, and the knowledge, skills, experience, and attitudes to handle the chemical. 

The labeling of chemicals intended to be placed on the market in Estonia must be in Estonian.

The Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority controls the labeling of chemicals in the retail trade. The authority with primary competence for chemicals (including production and import) is the Health Board.

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Last updated: 06.04.2021