9,10-Anthracenedione, 1,4-bis[(4-methylphenyl) amino]-, sulfonated, potassium salts (AMS)
CAS Registry Number 125351-99-7
What is it?
- AMS is a man-made dye.
How is it used?
- AMS is used as a blue dye in textiles, printing inks, rubber, plastic products, paints, lacquers and varnishes.
- Based on the most recent data available, AMS is not manufactured in Canada, but is imported into Canada.
Why did the Government of Canada assess It?
- AMS was identified as a potential concern to the environment based on available information regarding possible persistence, accumulation and toxicity in the environment.
How is it released to the environment?
- There were no reports of current uses in consumer products. As a result, exposure to AMS is expected to be very low.
What is the Government of Canada doing?
- The Government of Canada has conducted an evaluation of AMS based on science, called a screening assessment.
- The Government of Canada has determined that AMS is not harmful to the environment. Therefore, no further action will be taken on AMS.
- The final screening assessment report was published on January 31, 2009.
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