Overview of ecological assessment of substances: chapter 7


7. Conclusion of the Assessment

Using a weight-of-evidence approach, all of the available information for a substance is evaluated and uncertainties are considered in order to characterize the ecological risks posed by the substance. As such, the ecological assessment and its conclusions regarding the ecological risks posed by the substance provide the scientific foundation for recommending whether or not the substance meets the criteria set out in Section 64 of CEPA 1999.

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