2-Naphthalenol, 1-[(2-nitrophenyl)azo]- (Pigment Orange 2)
CAS Registry Number 6410-09-9
What is it?
- 2-Naphthalenol, 1-[(2-nitrophenyl)azo]-, also known as Pigment Orange 2, is an industrial chemical.
How is it used?
- Pigment Orange 2 has been used in the past in Canada as an orange colorant dye in inks, paper, paint coatings and plastics.
- Based on the most recent data available, Pigment Orange 2 is not manufactured in Canada and is not imported into Canada (in quantities exceeding 100 kg/year).
Why did the Government of Canada assess it?
- Pigment Orange 2 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 is it released to the environment?
- If used, Pigment Orange 2 would be expected to be released to waste water during industrial processing and consumer use.
What is the Government of Canada doing?
- The Government of Canada has conducted an evaluation of Pigment Orange 2 based on science, called a screening assessment.
- The Government of Canada has determined that Pigment Orange 2 is not harmful to the environment, because it was found not to accumulate and not to cause harm to organisms. Therefore, no further action will be taken on Pigment Orange 2.
- The final screening assessment report was published on March 7, 2009.
What should Canadians do?
- Because Pigment Orange 2 is not a concern for the environment or human health, Canadians do not need to take any specific actions with respect to how they use this chemical or products that contain that chemical.
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