Phenacetin

Information sheet

This substance was identified for action under the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP).

Summary of publications
CAS RN Common name DSL name Final screening assessment Conclusion on section 64 criteria Follow-up activities
62-44-2 Phenacetin Acetamide, N-(4-ethoxyphenyl)- HTML Does not meet Significant New Activity provisions

Follow-up activities

While exposure of the general population to phenacetin is not of concern at current levels, this substance is considered to have a health effect of concern due to its potential to cause cancer. Therefore, there may be a concern for human health if exposures were to increase. An order amending the Domestic Substances List (DSL)  to apply the Significant New Activity (SNAc) provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) to phenacetin was published.

Timelines
Date Activity
July 22, 2020 Publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II: Vol. 154, No. 15 of the SNAc order.
July 28, 2018 Publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 152, No. 30 of the SNAc notice of intent and start of 60-day public comment period.
July 28, 2018 Publication of the final screening assessment. The related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 152, No. 30.
April 15, 2017 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. 151, No. 15.
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