Pseudomonas stutzeri (Strain ATCC 17587)
Strain Number ATCC 17587
What is it?
- Pseudomonas stutzeri strain ATCC 17587 is a bacterium that that could have a number of industrial uses.
- ATCC 17587 has characteristics common with other strains of Pseudomonas stutzeri, which are found in nature.
How is it used?
- Pseudomonas stutzeri ATCC 17587 was not reported to be manufactured in or imported into Canada.
- The characteristics of Pseudomonas stutzeri ATCC 17587 make it suitable for use in various applications, including the production of enzymes; oil and precious metals recovery; bioremediation; water and wastewater treatment; odour control and solid waste management; composting; drain cleaners and degreasers, septic tank cleaner and deodorizers.
Why is the Government of Canada assessing it?
- This Priority A (high hazard) micro-organism on the Domestic Substances List (DSL) must undergo an assessment because the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, requires it. This is done under the Chemicals Management Plan to determine whether it has the potential to cause harm to human health or the environment.
How is it released to the environment?
- According to information available to the Government of Canada, Pseudomonas stutzeri ATCC 17587 is not expected to be released into the Canadian environment.
How are Canadians exposed to it?
- According to information available to the Government of Canada, the general population in Canada is not exposed to Pseudomonas stutzeri strain ATCC 17587.
What are the results of the assessment?
- The Government of Canada has conducted a science-based evaluation of Pseudomonas stutzeri ATCC 17587, called a screening assessment.
- Screening assessments address potential for harm to the general population in Canada and the environment.
- Hazards related to micro-organisms used in the workplace should be classified accordingly under the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
- Pseudomonas stutzeri ATCC 17587 is not considered to be harmful.
- The Government of Canada has therefore concluded that Pseudomonas stutzeri ATCC 17587 is not entering the environment in a quantity or under conditions that constitute a danger to the environment or human health.
What is the Government of Canada doing?
- The Government of Canada will take no further action on Pseudomonas stutzeri ATCC 17587.
- The Final Screening Assessment for Pseudomonas stutzeri ATCC 17587 was published on January 17, 2015.
What can Canadians do?
- As a general precaution, Canadians are reminded when using any product to carefully follow any safety warnings and directions, and to dispose of the products appropriately.
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