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Eurosedlar

MILJÖ OCH HÄLSA

Europeiska centralbanken (ECB) har som mål att använda naturresurser på ett omsorgsfullt sätt när eurosedlarna tillverkas och distribueras, för att bevara miljön och skydda människors hälsa.


Miljöeffekt

ECB studerade eurosedlarnas effekt på miljön 2003. Undersökningen visade att eurosedlarnas effekt på miljön under hela livscykeln var densamma som om varje invånare i EU skulle köra bil en kilometer eller lämna en 60-wattslampa på en halv dag. Sedlarnas livscykel inkluderar tillverkning, lagring, cirkulation och sluthantering.

I samarbete med sedeltillverkningsindustrin har ECB infört ett miljöhanteringssystem för Eurosystemet. Målet är att fortsätta att skydda miljön så väl som möjligt.
 

Hälsofrågor

Eurosedlarna är säkra. Oberoende tester har bekräftat att alla kemiska ämnen i eurosedlarna håller sig långt under alla gränsvärden i EU-reglerna.

Innan de lanserades i januari 2002 testades eurosedlarna för att säkerställa att de inte utgjorde någon risk om de skulle sväljas eller beröras och att de inte skulle kunna skada arvsmassan.

Rena som kreditkort

Låga nivåer av vanliga bakterier har hittats på sedlarna som kommer från t.ex. matförsäljningsställen. Närvaron av bakterier är så liten att de inte kan orsaka de minsta symptom. Kreditkort innehåller i allmänhet samma bakterienivåer som sedlar.

Ibland kontaktas Eurosystemet för oro om olika substaner. I alla fall har koncentrationen varit så liten att den inte utgjorde någon risk för hälsan eller så kunde substansen i fråga inte upptäckas alls.


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