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The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canadians and the environment from chemical substances that could be harmful. The Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) is a Government of Canada initiative aimed at reducing the risks posed by chemical substances to Canadians and the environment.
The substances listed below link to tables that outline the proposed risk management actions for those chemical substances in the Challenge that have met one or more criteria in section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Risk assessments are conducted under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to determine whether there are risks resulting from exposure of Canadians to a substance, or releases of a substance into the environment, and the specific ways Canadians or the environment can be affected.
Chemicals Management Plan information sheets are a series of short fact sheets about chemical substances and micro-organisms that are being (or have been) assessed in Canada for their possible risks to human health and the environment.
A key element in the Chemicals Management Plan is the collection of information on the properties and uses of the approximately 200 chemical substances identified through the categorization process as high priorities for action. This information will be used to make decisions regarding the best approach to protect Canadians and their environment from risks these substances might pose.
This guidance document was prepared to provide guidance for federal departments. It addresses complex contaminated sites and those sites for which a preliminary quantitative risk assessment (PQRA) is considered too conservative or not adequate to support a risk management plan.
The Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) is a Government of Canada initiative aimed at reducing the risks posed by chemicals to Canadians and their environment.
The Government of Canada plans to assess and manage, where appropriate, the potential health and ecological risks associated with approximately 1,550 substances included in the third phase of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP).
Every day, we are exposed to chemicals and pollutants - in our air, food and water. There are chemicals in everyday products we use at work, at home and at play. While some chemicals may be beneficial to our health, others may pose a health risk if they're not handled properly.
Biomonitoring is a key tool used as an indicator and quantitative measure of exposure to chemicals in the environment. Human biomonitoring data contribute to our understanding of exposure and provide information to inform the management of the health risks posed by chemicals.