Toxic substances list: benzidine and benzidine dihydrochloride
Benzidine has been used primarily as an intermediate in the manufacture of dyes and pigments. It is not produced in Canada, and although it may have been imported in small amounts between 1980 and 1987, there no longer appears to be any commercial activity in Canada involving this substance. However, there are limited essential applications of benzidine related to analytical procedures in the health care sector.
CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number: 92-87-5 and 531-85-1
- 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
This substance is entering the environment from the following sources:
Strategic options report
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