Toxic substances list: hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD)
Hexachlorobutadiene, or HCBD, has never been commercially produced in Canada. Formerly, the substance was imported into Canada for use as a solvent, but it is no longer imported. There are no natural sources of HCBD in the environment.
CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number: 87-68-3
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- Priority Substances List Assessment Report
- Addition of Hexachlorobutadiene to the Virtual Elimination List
- 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: a) have or may have an immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment or its biological diversity.
- Virtual elimination of the substance (Track 1) under the Toxic Substances Management Policy
This substance is entering the environment from the following sources:
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