A Non-Toxic Environment

"The occurrence of man-made or extracted substances in the environment must not represent a threat to human health or biological diversity. Concentrations of non-naturally occurring substances will be close to zero and their impacts on human health and on ecosystems will be negligible. Concentrations of naturally occurring substances will be close to background levels."

Will the environmental quality objective be achieved?

No

No. It is not possible to achieve the environmental quality objective by 2020 on the basis of policy instruments already decided on or planned.

Last updated: 8 October 2019Content editor: Annemay Ek