Nitro Musks Group

Information sheet

These substances were identified for action under the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP).

Substance Group CAS RN Common name (and abbreviation) DSL name Final screening assessment Conclusion on section 64 criteria Follow-up activities
Nitro Musks Group 81 - 14 - 1 Musk ketone (MK) Ethanone,
HTML Does not meet Under consideration
81 - 15 - 2 Musk xylene (MX) Benzene,

Follow-up activities

While exposure of the environment to musk ketone and musk xylene is not of concern at levels of exposure current at the time of the assessment, these substances are considered to have an environmental effect of concern due to their potential to cause adverse effects in aquatic organisms. Therefore, there may be a potential risk for the environment if exposure levels were to increase. Follow-up activities to track changes in exposure or commercial use patterns for these substances are under consideration.

Date Activity
August 1, 2020 Publication of the final screening assessment. The related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 154, No. 31.
September 15, 2018 Publication and start of 60-day public comment period on the draft screening assessment (including follow-up activities). The related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 152, No. 37.

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