2.12 Limits in the use of data

Posted by Arne Skov on 2015-09-10

2.12    Limits in the use of data


It is important to always remember that the use accounted for in SPIN is the use of substances in chemical products and preparations. The selection of registered products and preparations is different between the Nordic countries, but most important is that non-chemical products are not included. Thus the substance can very well be used and present in other kinds of products because the quantities refer to use in chemical products only. For example biocides and heavy metals contained in articles are not inluded in SPIN.


SPIN gives a rough estimation of quantities used in different areas in the Nordic countries. The figures are not as accurate as the number of digits suggests, when using them preferably round them off considerably.