Canada: Final Update on the Human Health Assessment of Long-Chain Chlorinated Alkanes

May 12, 2012

 

The Final Update on the Human Health Assessment of Long-Chain Chlorinated Alkanes has beeen released and published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

New information received after the publication of the 2008 follow-up assessment report on chlorinated paraffins has changed the conclusion previously published regarding chlorinated alkanes containing 18 carbon atoms or more.

The final update on the human health report concludes that chlorinated alkanes containing 18 or more carbon atoms are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that may constitute a danger to human life or health as defined in the paragraph 64(c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).

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