Difference between revisions of "CCCR Classification of Toxic Products"

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+ These substances are of special concern because standard animal tests may not reflect the actual hazard posed by these substances to humans.  
 
+ These substances are of special concern because standard animal tests may not reflect the actual hazard posed by these substances to humans.  
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'''Note''': ''In the [http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/techni_e.html Proposed Technical Amendments to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001] there is the following amendment:''
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'''A chemical product that contains hydrocyanic acid or its salts, such as sodium cyanide or potassium cyanide, is classified as "very toxic" and is prohibited from consumer sale. These substances have been prohibited from consumer products under the Hazardous Products Act since 1988, and the prohibition was incorporated into the CCCR-2001. However, the Regulations are not consistent between English and French. The French wording correctly reads: "acide cyanhydrique ou ses sels"; the equivalent wording in English would be: "hydrocyanic acid or its salts".'''
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'''The CCCR-2001 will be amended to clarify the English text in subsection 34(1).'''
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'''Proposed Text:'''
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'''The portion of item 5 of the table to subsection 34(1) of the English version of the Regulations in column 1 is replaced by the following: Hydrocyanic acid or its salts'''
  
  
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<TR>
 
<TR>
 
<TD>5.</TD>
 
<TD>5.</TD>
<TD>Hydrocyanic acid or a hydrocyanate salt</TD>
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<TD>Hydrocyanic acid or its salts</TD>
 
<TD>any concentration</TD>
 
<TD>any concentration</TD>
 
<TD>Very Toxic</TD>
 
<TD>Very Toxic</TD>
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==CCCR 2001: Section 34, Subsection 2: Sub-categories — oral exposure ==
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A chemical product that poses a risk to a consumer through an oral route and has an LD50 set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection must be classified in the sub-category set out in column 2.
  
==CCCR 2001: Section 4, Subsection 3: Multiple sub-categories==
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==CCCR 2001: Section 34 Subsection 1: Table - Sub-categories — substance of special concern==
Subject to subsection (4), if a chemical product falls into more than one sub-category within a hazard category, the person responsible must classify the product in the sub-category that represents the greatest hazard within each applicable hazard category.
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==CCCR 2001: Section 4, Subsection 4: Multiple sub-categories - flammable products==
 
If a chemical product falls into both the sub-category “spontaneously combustible” and another sub-category in the hazard category “Category 3, flammable product”, it must be classified in both sub-categories.
 
  
==CCCR 2001: Section 4, Subsection 5: Multiple routes of exposure==
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<TABLE BORDER="1">
The container of a chemical product to which an individual may be exposed by more than one route of exposure must display the required information for each route of exposure.
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<TR>
 
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<TD></TD>
==CCCR 2001: Section 5: Record keeping and provision==
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<TD>'''Column 1'''</TD>
The person responsible must
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<TD>'''Column 2'''</TD>
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</TR>
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<TR>
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<TD>'''Item'''</TD>
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<TD>'''LD50'''</TD>
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<TD>'''Sub-category'''</TD>
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</TR>
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<TR>
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<TD>1.</TD>
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<TD>not more than 50 mg/kg</TD>
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<TD>Very Toxic</TD>
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</TR>
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<TR>
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<TD>2.</TD>
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<TD>more than 50 mg/kg but not more than 500 mg/kg</TD>
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<TD>Toxic</TD>
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</TR>
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<TR>
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<TD>3.</TD>
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<TD>more than 500 mg/kg but not more than 2 000 mg/kg</TD>
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<TD>Harmful</TD>
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</TR>
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</TABLE>
  
(a) keep or cause to be kept, for a period of at least three years after the date of manufacture or importation of a chemical product or container, all records relating to the determinations required under subsection 4(1); and
 
  
(b) within 15 days after receipt of a request from an inspector, provide the records referred to in paragraph (a) to the inspector.
 
  
 
==CCCR Reference Manual - Sections 4 and 5==
 
==CCCR Reference Manual - Sections 4 and 5==

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