From Health Canada:
On March 20th, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, released the draft screening assessment reports for 17 substances assessed in Batch 9 of the Chemicals Management Plan. Proposed risk management information on Batch 9 substances was also provided for those substances considered likely to require actions to reduce risks.
The Government is proposing five substances assessed in Batch 9 may pose a risk to human health (methyl eugenol, vanadium oxide, potassium bromate, NDTHPM and TGOPE).
In addition to recommending the five substances proposed harmful to human health be added to Schedule 1 of CEPA, 1999, the Government is also proposing that a future use notification tool be applied to all five substances in addition to other risk management activities. This provision requires that the Government be notified of any new import, manufacture or use of these substances, and that human health and ecological screening assessments be completed before considering whether to allow these uses.
The Government is also recommending the Significant New Activity (SNAc) provision of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999), be applied to six other chemicals assessed in Batch 9 (Pigment Yellow 24, Pigment Red 88, Eosine Lead Lake, BDN, BDAC, and Solvent Red 49.)…
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