Amines, tallow alkyl, ethoxylated, phosphates (ATAEP)
CAS Registry Number 68308-48-5
What is it?
- Amines, tallow alkyl, ethoxylated, phosphates, also known as ATAEP, is an industrial chemical.
How is it used?
- The current use of ATAEP was reported as confidential business information. ATAEP has been used in the past in consumer products such as soaps and lotions.
- Based on the most recent data available, a relatively small quantity of ATAEP is manufactured in Canada.
Why did the Government of Canada assess it?
- ATAEP was identified as a potential concern to the environment based on available information regarding possible persistence, accumulation in organisms and potential to cause harm to organisms.
How is it released into the environment?
- ATAEP may be released to the environment during manufacturing processes.
- The majority of ATAEP used ends up in soil. Small proportions are estimated to be transferred to waste disposal sites and water.
What is the Government of Canada doing?
- The Government of Canada has conducted a science-based evaluation of ATAEP called a screening assessment.
- The Government of Canada has concluded that ATAEP is not entering the environment in a quantity or under conditions that constitute a danger to the environment.
- The final screening assessment was published on August 1, 2009.
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