Pigment Red 247:1

CAS Registry Number 43035-18-3

What is it?

  • Pigment Red 247:1 is a man-made bright red pigment.

How is it used?

  • Pigment Red 247:1 can be found in rubber and plastic products, printing inks, paints, coatings, and varnishes.
  • Pigment Red 247:1 is also used in certain pesticides.
  • Based on the most recent data, Pigment Red 247:1 is not currently produced in Canada but it is used in the production of many items that are sold in Canada.

Why Did the Government of Canada Assess It?

  • The Government of Canada had a concern that Pigment Red 247:1 may have been "toxic"to the environment as defined under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
  • Pigment Red 247:1 can remain in the environment for a long time, but it does not build up in animals or increase within the food chain. Small amounts of Pigment Red 247:1 are not likely to harm animals or plants that live in the water.
  • Pigment Red 247:1 was assessed by Government of Canada scientists to help decide what further actions may be necessary to ensure that the health of Canadians and their environment are protected.

What Is the Government of Canada Doing?

  • The Government of Canada has determined that Pigment Red 247:1 is not "toxic" as defined under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
  • No further action will be taken on Pigment Red 247:1.

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