Share your views: Proposed new requirements for consumer chemical products under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act
Current status: Open
Opened on July 11, 2023, and will close to new input on October 9, 2023.
Many substances found in consumer chemical products, like household cleaning products, have been linked to human health hazards of concern such as carcinogens, mutagens and reproductive toxicants. Health Canada is consulting on a proposal to help address the health and safety risk posed by these hazards, under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.
Join in: How to participate
Send us an email
You have 90 days to provide comments on this consultation.
Who is the focus of this consultation
We want to hear from:
- members of the public
- health professionals
- consumer and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
- stakeholders in the chemical industry
- Indigenous groups
- researchers and academics
- other interested parties
Key topics for discussion
We would like your ideas and input on our suggestions to:
- establish hazard classification criteria and elements on labels that will give people in Canada valuable safety information on human health hazards of concern
- including carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxicants and other hazards
- introduce protections that are critical for people's safety, where deemed necessary
- including prohibitions, restrictions and child-resistant containers
- use peel-back labels and online tools to disclose information on human health hazards of concern
We will use the input we receive to help us with next steps, which may include future consultations.
Consumer and Hazardous Products Safety Directorate
Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch
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