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ECCC Assessment Summaries — April – June 2021

Please view ECCC assessment summaries published between April and June 2021 below.

Assessment summaries published between January and March 2021 can be viewed here.

ECCC Document Ingredient(s) Potential Uses Outcome Risk Management Next Steps
  • NHPs & OTCs
  • Cosmetics
  • Food & Food Packaging (not impacted)
CEPA toxic RM scope to manage inhalation and perineal exposure from cosmetics, NHPs & OTCs

FHCP to input into the RM scope consultation that proposes to restrict the use of talc in cosmetics, NHPs and OTCs

DSAR Terpenes and Terpenoids Group (T & T Clove Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Guaiazulene)
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care 
  • NHPs
  • Cleaning Products
CEPA Toxic RM Scope to prevent or reduce exposures from T & T oil, sandalwood oil & guaiazulene from certain cosmetics Members interested in submitting comments contact
FSAR Chlorocresol
  • NHPs
  • Cosmetics 
  • Incidental
CEPA Toxic RM Scope to prohibit or restrict use by adding to Cosmetic Hotlist Members interested in submitting comments contact


Please view upcoming/planned assessments below

Publications targeted between April and June 2021 Product types Potential impacts
Additional Risk Characterization Document for zinc and its compounds

Previously communicated risk management actions targeted metal mining industries.

Other major uses of zinc include the health product industry.

TBD - Additional ecological exposure information has become available since publication of the DSAR (2019), therefore additional risk characterization to be published
Aluminium, Selenium and Siloxanes Draft Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines (FEQGs) TBD TBD
Anthraquinones Group FSAR Body creams, make-up, hair products, plastic toys, food packaging materials Previously communicated risk management scope proposal to prohibit or restrict exposure to Solvent Violet 13 from use of cosmetics
Coal Tars and their Distillates FSAR Iron/steel milling sectors, pavement sealants Proposed actions not expected to impact food, health, and consumer product industries 
Copper Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines (FEQGs) TBD TBD
Diethylenetriaminepenta(methylene-phosphonic acid) FSAR TBD TBD
Monocyclic and Bicyclic Sesquiterpenes Group DSAR TBD TBD
Phenol, 4-chloro-3-methyl- FSAR TBD TBD