Toxic substances list: acrolein
Acrolein is a registered pesticide in Canada, under the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA) for use mainly as an aquatic herbicide in irrigation canals and as a microbiocide in water injection systems used during oil extractions. Since pesticides fall under the authority of PCPA, CEPA regulates the non-pesticidal uses of the substance. Unquantified amounts of acrolein are also released from natural sources and the photooxidation of organic pollutants in air. Atmospheric releases from non-pesticidal uses of acrolein were estimated at a minimum of 218 tonnes of acrolein. These releases are from anthropogenic sources involving the combustion of organic matter (i.e., predominantly as a component of vehicle exhaust) or the forest industry. No releases of non-pesticidal acrolein to water, sediments or soils in Canada have been identified.
CAS (Chemical Abstract Service) registry number: 107-02-8
- Priority Substances List Assessment Report
- Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
- CEPA 1999 Schedule 1 - List of Toxic Substances - This substance has been added to the List of Toxic Substances. It is entering or may enter the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that: c) constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.
- Full life cycle management of the substance (Track 2) under the Toxic Substances Management Policy
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