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Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001

Version of section 34 from 2006-03-22 to 2009-06-03:


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 be classified in the sub-category set out in column 3.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 34(1)

    SUB-CATEGORIES — SUBSTANCE OF SPECIAL CONCERN

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemSubstance of special concernFootnote for TABLE TO SUBSECTION 34(1) SUB-CATEGORIES — SUBSTANCE OF SPECIAL CONCERN*ConcentrationSub-category
    1Carbon tetrachlorideany concentrationVery Toxic
    2Diethylene glycol5% or moreHarmful
    3Ethyl acetate5% or moreHarmful
    4Ethylene glycol
    • (a) 5% or more but less than 10%

    Harmful
    • (b) 10% or more

    Toxic
    5Hydrocyanic acid or a hydrocyanate saltany concentrationVery Toxic
    6Methyl alcohol1% or more and a total quantity of 5 mL or moreToxic
    7Nitrobenzene5 mg/kg or moreVery Toxic
    81,1,2,2-tetrachloroethaneany concentrationVery Toxic
    91,2-dichloroethane
    • (a) 5% or more but less than 10%

    Harmful
    • (b) 10% or more

    Toxic
    101,1,1-trichloroethane5% or moreHarmful
    • Return to footnote *These substances are of special concern because standard animal tests may not reflect the actual hazard posed by these substances 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 mg/m3

    Very Toxic
    • (b) more than 2 500 mg/m3 but not more than 5 000 mg/m3

    Harmful
    2Vapour
    • (a) not more than 1 500 mg/m3

    Very Toxic
    • (b) more than 1 500 mg/m3 but not more than 2 500 mg/m3

    Toxic
    • (c) more than 2 500 mg/m3 but not more than 10 000 mg/m3

    Harmful
    3Dust, mist or fume
    • (a) not more than 0.5 mg/L

    Very Toxic
    • (b) more than 0.5 mg/L but not more than 2.5 mg/L

    Toxic
    • (c) more than 2.5 mg/L but not more than 5.0 mg/L

    Harmful
  • 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.

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