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ECCC Assessment Summaries — April – August 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 were invited to participate in an upcoming industry survey to report on the levels of terpenes and terpenoids in NHPs
DSAR Benzyl Alcohol
  • NHPs
TBD DSAR TBD Members were invited to participate in an upcoming industry survey to report on the levels benzyl alcohol in NHPs
FSAR Chlorocresol
  • NHPs
  • Cosmetics 
  • Incidental
CEPA Toxic RM Scope to prohibit or restrict use by adding to Cosmetic Hotlist Members interested in submitting comments, please contact
FEQGs Aluminum
N/A Guidelines for environmental monitoring

Guidelines for Environmental Quality monitoring

DSAR Caprolactam Plastic film packaging on food, can coatings, food flavorings, cosmetics bulking agent, glue sticks Does not pose a risk to health or environment N/A  
FSAR Lotus Corniculatus, extract Homeopathic product, cosmetic cleanser, moisturizer, makeup and lip balm Does not pose a risk to health or environment N/A  


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.

Additional ecological exposure information has become available since publication of the DSAR (2019) on exposures from pulp and paper mills.

Notice to provide input into additional risk characterization. 

Aluminium, Selenium and Siloxanes Draft Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines (FEQGs) TBD TBD

Anthraquinones Group FSAR,

Order to add to Schedule 1 of CEPA

Non-cancer systemic effects: body creams and spray perfumes

Cancer effects: Oral exposure through lipsticks and lip balms, dermal exposure through body creams, permanent hair dyes, spray perfumes and face paints

Risk Management Scope proposal to prohibit or restrict dermal and oral exposure to Solvent Violet 13 from use of cosmetics based on harm to humans. Exposure in topical NHPs was not identified as a concern.

Future initiatives to track commercial status and new uses of Solvent Violet 59, Solvent Blue 36, Disperse Red 60, Acid Blue 239 and CAS RN 74499-36-8 could be considered.

Coal Tars and their Distillates FSAR Iron/steel milling sectors, pavement sealants

Proposed actions do not directly impact food, health, and consumer product industries.

Risk Management Approach

Notice of consultation on the FSAR

Notice of proposed order to add to the list of toxic substances 

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
Approach to a subset of Organic & Inorganic Priority Chemicals under the CMP TBD TBD
Benzoxazole, 2,2’-(1,4-naphthalenediyl)bis- FSAR Nail polish
Artificial hair in dolls
Not CEPA toxic
Caprolactum Caprolactam DSAR TBD TBD
Corn, Steep Liquor FSAR Antifreeze
Pest Control Products
Not CEPA toxic
Nonane, 2,2,4,4,6,8,8-heptamethyl-FSAR Cosmetics (creams and lotions)
NMI in NHPs & OTCs
Not CEPA toxic
Triazines and Triazole FSAR Amitrole: Herbicide
NaDCC: Laundry & dishwashing products, disinfectants
Hexa(methoxylmethal)melamine: Food packaging and filters
Not CEPA toxic, but follow-up activities considered for Hexa(methoxylmethal)melamine