1-Propanaminium, 3-[[4-[(2,4-dimethylphenyl)amino]-9,10-dihydro-9,10-dioxo-1-anthracenyl]amino]-N,N,N-trimethyl-, methylsulfate (PDDAM)

CAS Registry Number 60352-98-9

What is it?

  • 1-Propanaminium, 3-[[4-[(2,4-dimethylphenyl)amino]-9,10-dihydro-9,10-dioxo-1-anthracenyl]amino]-N,N,N-trimethyl-, methylsulfate, also known as PDDAM, is an industrial chemical.

How is it used?

  • Based on the most recent data available, there are no reports that PDDAM is currently in commerce in Canada (above the reporting threshold of 100 kg).

Why did the Government of Canada assess it?

  • PDDAM 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 PDDAM is not currently in commerce in Canada in significant quantities.
  • As a result, it is unlikely that PDDAM 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 PDDAM based on science, called a screening assessment.
  • The Government of Canada is therefore proposing that PDDAM does not cause harm to the environment.
  • The Government of Canada will consider implementing a Significant New Activity or SNAc provision for PDDAM. This would require that any proposed new uses of PDDAM 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 PDDAM is very low, Canadians do not need to take any specific actions to reduce their exposure.

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