The environmental quality objective A Non-Toxic Environment aims to ensure that:
– total exposure to chemical substances via all sources of exposure is not harmful to people or biodiversity,
– as far as possible, particularly dangerous substances are no longer used,
– there is very little spread of unintentionally produced substances with hazardous properties, and information is available concerning the formation, sources, emissions, and spread of the most significant of these substances and their degradation products,
– contaminated sites are remediated to such an extent that they do not represent a threat to human health or the environment,
– knowledge about the environmental and health properties of chemical substances is available and sufficient for the purposes of risk assessment, and
– information is available about substances hazardous to the environment and health that are present in materials, chemical products, and articles.
No. It is not possible to achieve the environmental quality objective by 2020 on the basis of policy instruments already decided on or planned.