from April 12, 2024In the implementation of the AGEC law of 10 February 2020 Manufacturers and brands will have to notify consumers of the presence of proven, presumed or suspected endocrine disruptors in everyday products marketed in France. .
This information must be displayed for products with an endocrine disruptor concentration greater than 0.1% (as a percentage by mass). This concerns both the product and its packaging.
Endocrine disruptors are substances that can act on the hormonal system and can be found in various everyday objects (toys, household products, cosmetics, etc.).
Scan4Chem targets 30 million requests
To facilitate access to this data, consumers are invited to download APPLICATION Scan4Chem and scan the barcodes of the products in question (directly in store or online). Linked to a free and centralized European database, the app allows you not only to learn about the presence of endocrine disruptors, but also to contact the manufacturer or brand of a product to get details.
Developed by app National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks (Ineris)Within the scope of the European project Ask LIFE REACHIt has the “overall aim of improving the substitution of substances of very high concern (SVHC).”
It is available on Apple and Android in France and is available in many European countries, Scan4Chem app “ Ultimately, it aims to be the subject of more than 30 million requests. » indicates the Ineris website. The Institute still maintains that the purpose of this application is ” Targeting the presence of substances of high concern in terms of their effects on health and the environment “but it’s not designed for that” Providing a comprehensive list of a product’s ingredients “.