9,10-Anthracenedione, 1-amino-4-(phenylamino) - (Disperse Blue 19)

CAS Registry Number 4395-65-7

What is it?

  • 9,10-Anthracenedione, 1-amino-4-(phenylamino)-, also known as Disperse Blue 19, is an industrial chemical.

How is it used?

  • Disperse Blue 19 is a dye that may be used in the pigment/dye/printing ink industry sectors.
  • Based on the most recent data available, there are no reports that Disperse Blue 19 is currently in commerce in Canada (above the reporting threshold of 100 kg).

Why did the Government of Canada assess it?

  • Disperse Blue 19 was identified as a potential concern to the environment based on available information regarding possible persistence, accumulation and potential to cause harm to the environment.

How it is released to the environment?

  • The Government of Canada has reviewed information that indicates Disperse Blue 19 is not currently in commerce in Canada in significant quantities.
  • As a result, it is unlikely that Disperse Blue 19 is entering the environment as a result of commercial manufacture or use in this country.

What is the Government of Canada doing?

  • The Government of Canada has conducted an evaluation of Disperse Blue 19 based on science, called a screening assessment.
  • The Government of Canada is therefore proposing that Disperse Blue 19 does not cause harm to the environment.
  • The Government of Canada will consider implementing a Significant New Activity or SNAc provision for Disperse Blue 19. This would require that any proposed new uses of Disperse Blue 19 would be subject to further assessment before this new activity would be allowed.
  • The final screening assessment report was published on March 7, 2009.

What should Canadians do?

  • Because Canadians' exposure to Disperse Blue 19 is very low, Canadians do not need to take any specific actions to reduce their exposure.
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