Chemicals Management Plan

Chemical substances are part of everyday life, essential to our economy, our communities and our homes. While chemical substances provide benefits, they may also have harmful effects on human health or the environment if not properly managed.

The Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) is a Government of Canada initiative aimed at reducing the risks posed by chemical substances to Canadians and the environment. Through the CMP, the Government of Canada assesses and manages risks to human health and the environment posed by chemical substances that can be found in food and food products, consumer products, cosmetics, drugs, drinking water and industrial releases.

The CMP will continue to help keep Canadians and the environment safe from harmful substances. Building on achievements to date, the CMP will assess additional chemical substances and manage identified risks to help protect Canadians and the environment, including populations who may experience greater susceptibility and exposure to harmful chemicals.

  • Chemicals at a Glance
    Short summaries, information sheets or fact sheets about chemical substances and micro-organisms.
  • Initiatives
    Information on a broad range of CMP initiatives.
  • Latest News
    Lists the latest news on actions to assess and manage chemical substances under the CMP. You can also subscribe to get the latest news updates.
  • Resources
    Includes background information,  fact sheets, chemical substance lists and timelines, and information on former CMP external bodies.
  • Risk assessment
    Information on risk assessment processes, approaches and methods used by the Government of Canada to assess the risk of chemical substances to Canadians and the environment.
  • Risk management
    Information on risk management process and tools used by the Government of Canada to manage risks of chemical substances.

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