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Chemicals

This website aims to guide you to the information you need to help you identify and manage the risks from chemicals.

Why chemicals matter

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Chemicals are part of modern life, and we are likely to encounter them everyday - from the chemicals used at work, to products in the home such as paint, and detergents and pesticides used in the garden. This website aims to guide you to the information you need to help you identify and manage the risks from chemicals.

More about chemicals

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Chemicals and the environment

If you produce or store chemicals you will normally need an environmental permit to operate certain processes. You can find out what you need to do by visiting the Environment Agency or if you're in Scotland the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

Updated 2014-06-11