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Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001

Version of section 34 from 2009-06-04 to 2020-07-28:


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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