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Other chemical substances of interest

Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada are managing substances under Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) initiatives such as the Challenge, the Rapid Screening Approach and the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach.

The Government of Canada is also taking action on substances outside of the CMP. These initiatives include conducting State of the Science reports, risk assessments and regulations on certain substances.

Information about these assessment or management activities may be obtained by clicking on the links below.

Final Assessments

Final Human Health Assessments

Final Ecological State of the Science Reports

Priority Substances List Assessments

  • First Priority Substances List (PSL1) Assessments:
    • Benzene
    • Benzidine
    • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
    • Bis(2-chloroethyl) ether
    • Chlorinated wastewater effluents
    • Chloromethyl methyl ether
    • Creosote-contaminated sites
    • 3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine
    • 1,2-Dichloroethane
    • Dichloromethane
    • Effluents from pulp mills using bleaching
    • Hexachlorobenzene
    • Hexavalent chromium compounds
    • Inorganic arsenic compounds
    • Inorganic cadmium compounds
    • Inorganic fluorides
    • Oxidic, sulphidic and soluble inorganic nickel compounds
    • Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins
    • Polychlorinated dibenzofurans
    • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
    • Refractory ceramic fibres
    • Short chain chlorinated paraffins
    • Tetrachloroethylene
    • Trichloroethylene
    • Aniline
    • Bis(2-chloroethyl) ether
    • Chlorobenzene
    • Dibutyl phthalate
    • 1,2-Dichlorobenzene
    • 1,4-Dichlorobenzene
    • 3,5-Dimethylaniline
    • Di-n-octyl phthalate
    • Methyl methacrylate
    • Methyl tertiary-butyl ether
    • Organotin compounds (non-pesticidal)
    • Pentachlorobenzene
    • Styrene
    • Tetrachlorobenzenes
    • 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
    • Toluene
    • Trichlorobenzenes
    • Waste crankcase oils
    • Xylenes
  • Second Priority Substances List (PSL2) Assessments:
    • Acetaldehyde
    • Acrolein
    • Acrylonitrile
    • Aluminum chloride, aluminum nitrate, aluminum sulphate
    • Ammonia in the aquatic environment
    • 1,3-Butadiene
    • Butylbenzylphthalate
    • Carbon disulfide
    • Chloramines
    • Chloroform
    • N,N-Dimethylformamide
    • Ethylene glycol
    • Ethylene oxide
    • Formaldehyde
    • Hexachlorobutadiene
    • 2-Methoxyethanol
    • 2-ethoxyethanol
    • 2-butoxyethanol
    • 2-butoxyethanol ADDENDUM
    • N-Nitrosodimethylamine
    • Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates
    • Phenol
    • Releases from primary and secondary copper smelters and copper refineries
    • Releases from primary and secondary zinc smelters and zinc refineries
    • Respirable particulate matter less than or equal to 10 microns
    • Road salts
    • Textile mill effluents

Regulations