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Chemicals at a Glance

The Chemical Substance Public Summaries are a series of short fact sheets about chemical substances that are being (or have been) assessed in Canada for their possible risks to human health and the environment. The Public Summaries answer questions such as:

  • What is it?
  • How is it used?
  • Why did the Government of Canada assess it?
  • What is the Government of Canada doing?
  • What can Canadians do?

Where can I get more information?

For further information, including technical substance profiles and assessment reports for specific substances, please visit our Web pages on the Challenge, Micro-organisms or the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach.

Please note that Chemical Substance Public Summaries will be revised, from time to time, as each substance moves through the various technical and regulatory stages of the risk assessment and risk management processes.

Substances of Interest

Micro-organisms

Priority A

Priority B

Priority C

Petroleum Sector Stream Approach

Substances in Stream 0

Substances in Stream 1

See more technical information about substances in Stream 1 of the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach.

Substances in Stream 2

See more technical information about substances in Stream 2 of the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach.

Substances in Stream 3

See more technical information about substances in Stream 3 of the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach.

Substances in Stream 4

See more technical information about substances in Stream 4 of the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach.

The Challenge

Substances in Batch 1

See more technical information about substances in Batch 1 of the Challenge.

Substances in Batch 2

See more technical information about substances in Batch 2 of the Challenge.

Substances in Batch 3

See more technical information about substances in Batch 3 of the Challenge.

Substances in Batch 4

See more technical information about substances in Batch 4 of the Challenge.

Substances in Batch 5

See more technical information about substances in Batch 5 of the Challenge.

Substances in Batch 6

See more technical information about substances in Batch 6 of the Challenge.

Substances in Batch 7

See more technical information about substances in Batch 7 of the Challenge.

Substances in Batch 8

See more technical information about substances in Batch 8 of the Challenge.

Substances in Batch 9

See more technical information about substances in Batch 9 of the Challenge.

Substances in Batch 10

See more technical information about substances in Batch 10 of the Challenge.

Substances in Batch 11

See more technical information about substances in Batch 11 of the Challenge.

Substances in Batch 12

See more technical information about substances in Batch 12 of the Challenge.

The Substance Grouping Initiative

Aromatic Azo and Benzidine-based Substance Grouping

Boron-Containing Substances

Cobalt-Containing Substance Grouping

Internationally Classified Substance Grouping

Methylenediphenyl Diisocyanates and Diamine (MDI/MDA) Substance Grouping

Selenium-containing Substance Grouping