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

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Further information

Radiation, radioactivity & sound

The FOPH works to safeguard people and the environment from the health risks of radiation. Find out here about the health aspects of radiation, radioactivity in the environment, radon and medical applications of radiation.

Chemicals

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 01.03.2019

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Contact

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

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