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Canada's Actions on Chemicals

The Government of Canada has many laws and programs dedicated to protecting human health and the natural environment from chemical risks. Its primary legal tool for assessing and managing chemical substances in the environment is the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), jointly administered by Environment Canada and Health Canada.

Please find below links that provide information on various subjects related to chemical substances in Canada.

Related Resources

The Next link will take you to another Web site eChemPortal is an internet gateway, developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, that provides direct free access to information on the properties of chemicals (physical-chemical properties, environmental fate and behaviour, ecotoxicity, toxicity) as well as to hazard and risk assessments. It allows users to simultaneously search multiple databases, most of which are prepared for government chemical review programmes. (Available in English only)