Acetic acid - information sheet

CAS Registry Number 64-19-7

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About this substance

Human and ecological exposures

Key health and ecological effects (hazard)

Risk assessment outcomes

Proposed screening assessment conclusions

  • As a result of the draft screening assessment, the Government is proposing that acetic acid is not harmful to human health at current levels of exposure, and that it is not entering the environment at levels that are harmful to the environment.
  • Related information

    • Acetic acid may be found in products available to consumers. Canadians should follow any safety warnings and directions on product labels and dispose of productsresponsibly.
    • Visit Do it for a Healthy Home for more information on chemical safety in and around the home.
    • Canadians who may be exposed to acetic acid in the workplace can consult with their employer and an occupational health and safety (OHS) representative about safe handling practices, applicable laws, and requirements under OHS legislation and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.
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