Hazardous chemicals harm human health and can negatively affect the resilience of ecosystems. Large quantities of toxic emissions come from private households: Everyday products like electrical appliances, cosmetics, cleaning products and textiles permanently emit substances such as alkylphenols or phthalates. Our project AHAChem – Everyday Action Opportunities to Reduce Emissions and Reduce Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals aims to train ambassadors and in this way reduce hazardous substances in private households that ultimately end up in the environment.
In September 2022, the project was extended for another 24 months under the name AHAChem 2. During this time, we will of course continue by training more new ambassadors and further increasing the popularity of the project.