A Red-Green Plan Against Chemicals

The red-green coalition has decided on an action plan for restricting chemicals, a press release reveals.

"If we win the election, we will immediately tighten up chemical policies in Sweden and actively push the issue in the EU," Social Democrat party leader Mona Sahlin wrote. The parties want to ban bisfenol A in baby bottles and work to prohibit azo dyes, which can cause allergies.

The ruling center-right alliance also wants to forbid the use bisfenol A in baby bottles. Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren has said that unless the EU pushes through a ban in the near future, Sweden will go ahead and issue a national ban first.