Consumer Protection Directorate

The Consumer Protection Directorate identifies and evaluates the everyday and extreme risks arising from chemicals and radiation. It draws up effective protection strategies and raises the awareness of the general public and experts to these risks.

The directorate helps to create a legislative framework on an international level, plays a coordinating role for Switzerland and is involved in the creation of fair, clear and internationally harmonised legislation for consumers and business. It is responsible for monitoring products and implementing legislation.

Roland Charrière

Roland Charrière
Head of Consumer Protection Directorate
Deputy Director
Member of the Senior management

Newsletter Consumer Protection

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Our newsletter covers issues such as nanotechnology, ionising radiation, radioactivity and noise, as well as the marketing and safe handling of chemical products.

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Further information

Radiation, radioactivity & sound

Radiation is everywhere: everyone comes across the subject sooner or later, whether as a citizen, consumer, patient or at work.


If they’re not used properly chemicals can damage your health. Here you’ll find information on how to handle chemicals in everyday, commercial and industrial settings as well as information on environmental toxins in the home, chemical safety and nanotechnology.

Notification Authority for chemicals

The Notification Authority for chemicals is the common entry point for the notification and disposal of chemicals of the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Last modification 28.05.2019

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Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Consumer Protection Directorate
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
3003 Berne
Tel. +41 58 464 93 66

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