By selecting unscented products, the possibilities for allergic persons to be able to stay in public premises are improved.
The product shall not contain perfumes, i.e. substances/substance mixtures that are added with the purpose to improve product's fragrance characteristics.
- Labellings that fulfils the requirement, for example:
License in accordance with the Nordic Ecolabelling criteria for:
Hand dish washing detergents, version 6.0 (only products for professional use)
Dishwasher detergents for professional use, version 2.8
Laundry detergents for professional use, version 3.3
License in accordance with the EU Ecolabel for:
Industrial and institutional automatic dishwasher detergents, 2017
Hand dishwashing detergents, 2017 (only products for professional use)
License in accordance with the Good Environmeltal Choice Criteria, 2018:1 for:
- The products declaration of contetnts according to the Detergents Regulation 648/2004 with composition in weight% where it appears that the word perfume and/or fragrances that shall be declarated (according to the Detergents Regulation) are not present.
- For products not covered by the Detergents Regulation: the products declaration of contents with composition in weight% where it appears that no perfume is included.
- The product's safety data sheet, showing that the product is not classified with the above classifications
- Other verification showing that the requirement is met
Perfumes do not have a cleaning effect in the products, they are added to contribute with fragrance.
The proportion of people with respiratory hypersensitivity to, for example, strong scents is increasing and these individuals should have the opportunity be able to stay in a public environment without being exposed to perfumes. In ordet to avoid more people getting allergies or allergic persons getting allergic reactions, perfumed products should be avoided. It is usually possible to manufacture products from raw materials of high quality that do not have an odour.
Another aspect to consider is that most perfumes also have other negative properties, for example contain environmentally hazardous substances and have bioaccumulative properties, i.e. they can accumulate in biological organisms and become concentrated further upwards in the food chains. This is an additional motive for requesting unscented products.
This requirement cannot be used together with requirement ID 10585:1 Perfume.
Note that all product types are not available as perfume-free, such as toilet blocks. When procuring these product types, they must be exempted from the requirement. State that the requirement for perfume (10585:1) applies to these products instead.
If the requirement is verified with a label, check that there is a valid license for the product in question. This can be controlled here: Nordic Ecolabelling (Swan), Good Environmental Choice and EU Ecolabel.
Check the product's declaration of contents; it shall, in accordance with the Detergents regulation 648/2004, show composition in weight%. Make sure that the word perfume is not present or that perfumes that shall be declared according to Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 on detergents are not included.
For products that are not covered by the Detergents Regulation, for example products that do not have a cleaning effect, check the declaration of contents with the composition in weight%.
The requirements for chemical-technical products are mainly set for the properties of products and the substances contained, and only in exceptional cases are requirements set for limiting individual specified substances. The intention with this approach is to stimulate technical development so that the environmental and health characteristics of chemical-technical products are continuously improved. Another important idea behind the criteria is to combine the lifecycle perspective with a risk perspective, in other words, focusing on aspects where there is significant risk of substances contained impacting on health or the environment. In some cases, specific relevant exceptions from the requirements are stated.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
Current KravID: 10586
Version date: 6/16/2014 12:00:00 AM