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March 14, 2009 10:06 ET

Government of Canada to Evaluate 17 Additional Substances Under the Chemicals Management Plan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 14, 2009) - Canada's Minister of Health, Leona Aglukkaq, and Minister of the Environment, Jim Prentice, announced yesterday that the Government of Canada is beginning to assess 17 substances included in batch 9 of its Chemicals Management Plan. Of the 17 substances, 12 were identified as being of possible concern to the environment and five were identified as being of possible concern to human health.

"We continue to look for ways to protect the health and environment of Canadians. The assessment of these chemicals is an important part of this process," said Minister Aglukkaq. "The health of Canadians continues to be our priority."

"The information collected through this process will help us make informed decisions on how chemical substances are used in our environment. We are leading the way in identifying chemical substances of concern and moving quickly to implement appropriate control measures," said Minister Prentice.

With the completion of this batch of chemicals, the Government of Canada will have completed two-thirds of its commitment to review 200 substances in 12 batches identified as high-priorities for action. The Government continues to meet its commitment to Canadians by reviewing a new batch of substances every three months.

Batch 9 consists of the following substances, primarily colorants such as pigments and inks:

Benzo(h)benz(5,6)acridino(2,1,9,8-klmna)acridine-8,16-dione

Nickel, bis(1-(4-(dimethylamino)phenyl)-2-phenyl-1,2-ethenedithiolato(2-)-S,S')-

Spiro(isobenzofuran-1(3H),9'-(9H)xanthen)-3-one, 3',6'-bis(diethylamino)-

Decanedioic acid, bis(1,2,2,6,6-pentamethyl-4-piperidinyl) ester

Spiro(isobenzofuran-1(3H),9'-(9H)xanthen)-3-one, 2',4',5',7'-tetrabromo-3',6'-dihydroxy-, lead salt

Benzoic acid, 4-(1-(((2,4-dichlorophenyl)amino)carbonyl)-3,3-dimethyl-2-oxobutoxy)-

Benzoic acid, 2,3,4,5-tetrachloro-6-(2,4,5,7-tetrabromo-6-hydroxy-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl)-

7-Oxa-3,20-diazadispiro(5.1.11.2)heneicosan-21-one, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-

Benzo(b)thiophen-3(2H)-one, 6-chloro-2-(6-chloro-4-methyl-3-oxobenzo(b)thien-2(3H)-ylidene)-4-methyl-

2-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 7-((4,6-bis((3-(diethylamino)propyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino)-4-hydroxy-3-((4-(phenylazo)phenyl)azo)-, monoacetate (salt)

Oxirane, 2,2' ,2'' ,2''' -(1,2-ethanediylidenetetrakis(4,1-phenyleneoxymethylene))tetrakis-

2-Pyrrolidinone, 1-ethenyl-

Benzo(b)thiophen-3(2H)-one, 4,7-dichloro-2-(4,7-dichloro-3-oxobenzo(b)thien-2(3H)-ylidene)-

Benzene, 1,2-dimethoxy-4-(2-propenyl)-

Antimony oxide (Sb2O3)

Vanadium oxide (V2O5)

Bromic acid, potassium salt

The Government requests that industry and other stakeholders submit information on these substances. The data will be collected and assessed to determine whether these substances pose a risk to Canadians' health or the environment and if any further action is needed to minimize possible risks.

The Government will have completed its call for information for the approximately 200 high-priority substances by 2010.

Public summaries, which contain information about the substances in Batch 9, including where they are found and how they are used in Canada, are available on the new "Chemicals at a Glance" page ( www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/interest-interet/index_e.html ).

For more information, please visit the Chemical Substances website ( www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca ).

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Contact Information

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