Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (SOR/2001-269)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2016-06-22. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Hazardous ingredients

 A hazardous ingredient referred to in paragraph 31(c) must be identified

  • (a) by its chemical identity; or

  • (b) in the case of a complex mixture, by its generic name.

PART 1Toxic Products

Classification of Toxic Products

Marginal note:Data sources

 The responsible person for a toxic product must determine the appropriate sub-category for the product from one or more of the following data sources in the following order of precedence:

  • (a) human experience data pertaining to the toxic product;

  • (b) in the case of a toxic product that contains a substance of special concern, the table to subsection 34(1);

  • (c) in the case of a toxic product that poses a risk of exposure through an oral, a dermal or an inhalation route, the LD50 or LC50 or both, as the case may be, of the product as determined in accordance with the applicable table to subsections 34(2) to (4) and the data sources and formulas set out in sections 35 to 37; or

  • (d) in the case of a toxic product that poses an aspiration hazard, the properties set out in subsection 34(5).

  • SOR/2016-170, s. 8(E).
Marginal note:Sub-categories — substance of special concern
  •  (1) A chemical product that contains a substance of special concern set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection in a concentration set out in column 2 must, when introduced through a route of exposure set out in column 3, be classified in the sub-category set out in column 4.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 34(1)

    SUB-CATEGORIES — SUBSTANCE OF SPECIAL CONCERN

    Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    ItemSubstance of special concernFootnote for TABLE TO SUBSECTION 34(1) SUB-CATEGORIES — SUBSTANCE OF SPECIAL CONCERN*ConcentrationRoute of exposureSub-category
    1Carbon tetrachlorideAny concentrationOral, inhalation or aspirationVery Toxic
    2Diethylene glycol5% or moreOralHarmful
    3Ethyl acetate5% or moreOralHarmful
    4Ethylene glycol(a) 5% or more but less than 10%OralHarmful
    (b) 10% or moreOralToxic
    5Hydrocyanic acid or its saltsAny concentrationOral, dermal or inhalationVery Toxic
    6Methyl alcohol1% or more and a total quantity of 5 mL or moreOral or inhalationToxic
    7Nitrobenzene5 mg/kg or moreOral, dermal or inhalationVery Toxic
    81,1,2,2-tetrachloroethaneAny concentrationOral, dermal or inhalationVery Toxic
    91,2-dichloroethane(a) 5% or more but less than 10%Oral or inhalationHarmful
    (b) 10% or moreOral or inhalationToxic
    101,1,1-trichloroethane5% or moreOral or inhalationHarmful
    • Return to footnote *These substances are of special concern because standard animal tests may not reflect the actual hazard they pose to humans.

  • Marginal note:Sub-categories — oral exposure

    (2) A chemical product that poses a risk to a consumer through an oral route and has an LD50 set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection must be classified in the sub-category set out in column 2.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 34(2)

    SUB-CATEGORIES — ORAL EXPOSURE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemLD50Sub-category
    1not more than 50 mg/kgVery Toxic
    2more than 50 mg/kg but not more than 500 mg/kgToxic
    3more than 500 mg/kg but not more than 2 000 mg/kgHarmful
  • Marginal note:Sub-categories — dermal exposure

    (3) A chemical product that poses a risk to a consumer through a dermal route and has an LD50 set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection must be classified in the sub-category set out in column 2.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 34(3)

    SUB-CATEGORIES — DERMAL EXPOSURE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemLD50Sub-category
    1not more than 200 mg/kgVery Toxic
    2more than 200 mg/kg but not more than 1 000 mg/kgToxic
    3more than 1 000 mg/kg but not more than 2 000 mg/kgHarmful
  • Marginal note:Sub-categories — inhalation exposure

    (4) A chemical product that poses a risk to a consumer through inhalation, is in the state set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection and has a 4-hour LC50 set out in column 2 must be classified in the sub-category set out in column 3.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 34(4)

    SUB-CATEGORIES — INHALATION EXPOSURE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemState of the chemical product4-hour LC50Sub-category
    1Gas(a) not more than 2 500 mL/m3Very Toxic
    (b) more than 2 500 mL/m3 but not more than 5 000 mL/m3Harmful
    2Vapour(a) not more than 1 500 mL/m3Very Toxic
    (b) more than 1 500 mL/m3 but not more than 2 500 mL/m3Toxic
    (c) more than 2 500 mL/m3 but not more than 10 000 mL/m3Harmful
    3Dust, mist or fume(a) not more than 0.5 mg/LVery Toxic
    (b) more than 0.5 mg/L but not more than 2.5 mg/LToxic
    (c) more than 2.5 mg/L but not more than 5.0 mg/LHarmful
  • Marginal note:Sub-category — aspiration hazard

    (5) A chemical product must be classified in the sub-category “toxic” if it has a viscosity of 14 mm2/s or less at 40°C and 10% or more of the product is composed of hazardous ingredients that pose an aspiration hazard, including, in particular, any of the following substances:

    • (a) an n-primary alcohol with a composition of at least 3 carbon atoms but not more than 13;

    • (b) an isobutyl alcohol;

    • (c) a terpene alcohol;

    • (d) a ketone with a composition of at least 3 carbon atoms but not more than 13;

    • (e) a hydrocarbon with a composition of at least 3 carbon atoms but not more than 13; or

    • (f) a substance that has been determined to be an aspiration hazard based on its viscosity, surface tension and water solubility through the application of generally accepted standards of good scientific practices.

  • SOR/2009-165, s. 9.
 
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