Chemical Substances

Lowering risks posed by chemical substances to humans and the environment including the Chemicals Management Plan. 

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Canada's approach on chemicals

How Canada evaluates and regulates chemical substances including the Chemicals Management Plan.

Chemicals Management Plan 3 Substances

An A to Z index of substances. 

Chemicals Management Plan

How Canada is lowering chemical risks to humans and the environment.

Petroleum Sector Stream Approach

How petroleum substances are assessed and managed. 

Fact Sheets

Key facts on chemical substances, risk assessment and management.

Substance groupings Initiative

Our plan to identify, manage the health and environmental impacts of 9 groupings of chemical substances.

Latest news

See the latest from our media room.

Micro-organisms initiative 

How micro-organism strains are assessed and managed. 


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Challenge initiative 

How high-priority chemical substances are assessed and  managed.

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Contact us

How to contact us.


A complete glossary of terms related to chemical substances and our work.

General public: Information on chemical substances 

Learn about chemicals, your health and reducing risks. 

Organizations managing chemical substances

How we are working with industry to reduce risk, pollution and waste. 

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