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Giftfri förskola utifrån miljö- och hälsoskyddsinspektörers perspektiv: En studie om arbetsmetoder, utmaningar, behov och framgångsfaktorer
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Hazardous substances in preschools seen from the environmental and health inspectors' point of view : Challenges, needs and success factors (English)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this study was to examine in which ways environmental and health inspectors work with the topic hazardous substances in preschools. The study was performed by interviewing 26 environmental- and health inspectors by telephone or email, foremost in Västerbotten and Norrbotten counties but also in some municipalities in the middle and south parts of Sweden. The respondents were divided into two groups and named group 1 (those who work with hazardous substances in preschools) and 2 (those who do not work with hazardous substances in preschools). Overall the environmental and health inspectors work with information and inspection regarding this area. They see economic resources and lacking knowledge as challenges and would like more guidance from authorities. Furthermore they call for local politicians showing more interest and involvement regarding hazardous substances in preschools and they think that this is one of the most important success factors along with a political decision, financial means and knowledge. In conclusion hazardous substances in preschools can be a complex area involving several challenges and needs for environmental and health inspectors. However the respondents in this study prove that there are ways to work with this particular area, even for smaller municipalities. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 18 p.
Keyword [en]
Hazardous substances, preschools, environmental and health inspectors
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-104775OAI: diva2:820920
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Sweco Environment AB Umeå och Luleå
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2015-06-15 Created: 2015-06-12 Last updated: 2015-06-15Bibliographically approved

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