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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