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Using and manufacturing washing and cleaning products

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

In the Netherlands washing and cleaning products (detergents) must comply with the EU Detergents RegulationExternal link, which focuses on the environment, biodegradability and labelling.

Labelling and safety information sheet

According to this regulation washing and cleaning product manufacturers must provide information to consumers and professional users about use, dosage and dangers of the product, among other things. This information may be included on the label or on a safety information sheet, or both. Manufacturers must draw up an Ingredient Data Sheet (IDS)External link (see link to pdf at end of page) for health care workersExternal link.

Use of detergents

The Foundation for the Council for Industrial Relations in the Cleaning and Window Cleaning Sector (Stichting Raad voor Arbeidsverhoudingen Schoonmaak- en Glazenwassersbranche, RAS) has published information on Working safely with cleaning productsExternal link (Veilig werken met schoonmaakmiddelen, pdf in Dutch), which can be downloaded from their website.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO