2. 4. 7. Additional criterion: Complete exclusion of organohalogen substances


description relevant product categories 

explanation

Organohalogen substances are among the most dangerous substances that we know of concerning health and the environment. However, their field of application is growing continuously. Because polymers are exempt from REACH, industry is increasingly switching to products that do not require costly detection procedures, with unpredictable consequences for the civilian population and the environment. For this reason, products that completely dispense with organohalogen substances should be made visible. In case of doubt, they should be given priority.

 
minimum requirement

Organohalogen substances must not be contained in the product. Also preliminary products must be checked for the presence of organohalogen substances. Impurities are tolerated up to 0.01 % by weight (100 ppm).

 

Proof:
Manufacturer's declaration.

 

baubook green procurement
Harmonised “EcoBuildingCriteria” provided by “ÖkoKauf Wien” and “service package sustainable construction in Vorarlberg”