Health Canada, Environment Canada find acrylamide poses risk

IFT Daily News

8/26/2009-Acrylamide may pose a risk to human health according to Health Canada and Environment Canada, who released final screening assessments and proposed risk management approaches for 19 substances assessed in Batch 5 of the Chemicals Management Plan. (Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate)—a chemical that may be used in furniture, electronics, building, and textile industries, and in the manufacture of cars—was also found as a chemical that may pose a risk to human health. The remaining 17 substances are not of concern to human health or the environment. The Government of Canada is recommending that acrylamide and (Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate) be added to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).

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