Pseudomonas sp. (Strain ATCC 13867)
Strain ATCC 13867
What is it?
- Pseudomonas sp. ATCC 13867 is a bacterium that could have a number of industrial uses.
How is it used?
- Pseudomonas sp. ATCC 13867 was not reported to be manufactured in or imported into Canada.
- The characteristics of Pseudomonas sp. ATCC 13867 make it suitable for use in various applications, including production of biochemicals and biofuels, soil treatment, waste and wastewater treatment, biodegradation and bioremediation.
Why did the Government of Canada assess it
- Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, this Priority B (medium hazard) micro-organism on the Domestic Substances List (DSL) must undergo an assessment to determine whether it has the potential to cause harm to human health or the environment. This is done under the Chemicals Management Plan.
How are Canadians exposed to it?
- According to information available to the Government of Canada, the general population of Canada is not expected to be exposed to Pseudomonas sp. ATCC 13867.
How is it released to the environment?
- According to information available to the Government of Canada, Pseudomonas sp. ATCC 13867 is not expected to be released into the Canadian environment.
What are the results of the assessment?
- The Government of Canada has conducted a science-based evaluation of Pseudomonas sp. ATCC 13867, called a screening assessment.
- Screening assessments address potential for harm to the general population in Canada and to the Canadian environment.
- Pseudomonas sp. ATCC 13867 is not considered to be harmful.
- Hazards related to micro-organisms used in the workplace should be classified accordingly under the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
- The Government of Canada has therefore concluded that Pseudomonas sp. ATCC 13867 is not entering the environment in a quantity or under conditions that constitute a danger to the environment and human health in Canada.
- Furthermore, foreseeable new activities involving Pseudomonas sp. ATCC 13867 are not expected to cause harm.
What is the Government of Canada doing?
- The Government of Canada published the Final Screening Assessment for Pseudomonas sp. ATCC 13867 on May 28, 2016.
- Based on the conclusion of the final screening assessment, the Government of Canada will take no further action on Pseudomonas sp. ATCC 13867.
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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