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Canada published the assessment for triclosan

On November 26th, 2016, Canada published the assessment on triclosan. The assessment conluded that triclosan meets one or more of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEP A 1999), therefore the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Health proposed to add triclosan to Schedule 1 of the Act.

A Proposed Risk Management Approach for Triclosan was also released on this date for a 60-day public comment period.In particular, the Government of Canada is considering implementing a notice requiring the preparation and implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans under Section 56 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) with the objective of reducing the quantity of triclosan released to the aquatic environment as a result of t he use by consumers of t riclosancontaining products imported into and formulated in Canada.Interested stake- holders are invited to provide information regarding any alternatives to triclosan, as well as information about the benefits and impacts associated with the risk management action presented in the do- cument on or before January 25, 2017. According to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), triclosan is no longer registered in Canada as a pest control product. Canadian registrants have voluntarily discontinued the sale of pest control products containing triclosan for use as a material preservative in textiles (including leather), paper, food contact material such as cutting boards and countertops, plastic, and rubber materials.


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