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Destroy eight tonnes of håndsprit

as the demand for håndsprit has increased significantly during the coronakrisen, which has put a big focus on correct afspritning, has the environmental protection Agency controlled large amounts of håndsprit at the border.

It has led to a total of around 19 tonnes håndsprit have either been sent back to the sender or directly have been destroyed, because it has been dangerous.

It writes the environmental protection Agency in a news item on its website, which among other things describes the håndsprit without alcohol and lack of labeling problems.

- Kemikalieinspektionens good cooperation with Toldstyrelsen has ensured that a part inappropriate or ineffective hånddesinfektionsprodukter not ended up on the Danish market.

- It is important as an importer to ensure, for example, there is a high enough spritindhold in the product, so you know that it has an effect of coronavirus, writes the head of department in the environmental protection Agency Kim Holm Boesen.

Since the middle of march, when Denmark was closed down, and that really got the focus on the use of håndsprit, has Toldstyrelsen taken around 520 tonnes håndsprit for inspection at the border.

according to the environmental protection Agency led to the fact that 64 of the 84 controlled shipments quickly been sent on, while the three is destroyed, and 17 are sent back.

Three shipments, amounting to around eight tonnes, are sent to destruction. Kim Holm Boesen reports that among other things has happened, if they have contained hazardous means of Methanol.

17 shipments equivalent to about 11 tons is sent back to the sender.

- Under the Covid-19 is our cooperation with the environmental protection Agency's Kemikalieinspektion been intensified.

- Together with professionals from Kemikalieinspektionen, we have more quickly been able to clear the doubts of the road, which has improved case processing significantly, writes kontroldirektør in Toldstyrelsen Preben Buchholtz.

the Demand for håndsprit has not just led to increased imports. In Denmark, converted a number of breweries and alcohol companies quickly the production to make håndsprit instead of drikkesprit.

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