Swedish government decided to start an investigation of cocktail effect of chemicals. It is a case when negative sum of two or more chemicals is greater than their individual parts. The investigation should propose strategies in regulating chemicals having in mind cocktail effect.
There is a great deal of information about hazardous qualities of certain chemicals and these substances are often regulated, but there is no such procedure talking about groups of chemicals.
Swedish government is determined to change this. They think the system is needed that takes account of the substances aggravating each others hazardous effects. The government is taking a holistic approach.
It is foreseen, that the investigation will take 18 months.
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