Pigment Orange 38

CAS Registry Number 12236-64-5

What is it?

  • Pigment Orange 38 is a man-made orange-coloured powder or crystal.

How Is It Used?

  • Pigment Orange 38 can be found in plastic products, printing inks, paints, coatings, and varnishes. It may also be found in wax.
  • Based on the most recent data, Pigment Orange 38 is not manufactured 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 Orange 38 may have been "toxic" to the environment as defined under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
  • Pigment Orange 38 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 Orange 38 are not likely to harm animals or plants that live in the water.
  • Pigment Orange 38 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 Orange 38 is not "toxic" as defined under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
  • No further action will be taken on Pigment Orange 38.
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