Sulfurized lard oil- information sheet

Oils, lard, sulfurized
CAS Registry Number 61790-49-6

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  • The Government of Canada conducted a science-based evaluation of sulfurized lard oil, called a screening assessment to address the potential for harm to Canadians and the environment.
  • Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), the risk posed by a substance is determined by considering both its hazardous properties (its potential to cause adverse human health or ecological effects) and the amount of exposure there is to people or the environment. A substance may have hazardous properties; however, the risk to human health or to the environment may be low depending upon the level of exposure.
  • Sulfurized lard oil has no hazardous effects of concern and exposure to Canadians and the environment is not expected. Therefore, it is concluded that sulfurized lard oil is not harmful to human health or to the environment.

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Exposure of Canadians and the environment

  • In Canada, consumer uses for lubricant products containing sulfurized lard oil were not identified and this substance is not expected to be present in the environment due to low expected releases. Therefore, exposure of Canadians is not expected.
  • Sulfurized lard oil was classified as having a low ecological exposure potential.

Key health and ecological effects (hazard)

  • In conducting the human health assessment, no classifications were identified for carcinogenicity (cancer-causing ability), developmental or reproductive effects by other national or international regulatory agencies.
  • Sulfurized lard oil was classified as having low ecological hazard potential.

Risk assessment outcomes

  • On the basis of the information presented in this screening assessment, the risk to human health from sulfurized lard oil is low.
  • The ecological risk of sulfurized lard oil was characterized using the Ecological Risk Classification of Organic Substances Approach. It identified this substance as having low potential to cause ecological harm. Considering all information presented, there is low risk of harm to organisms and the environment from sulfurized lard oil.
  • The Government of Canada published the Final Screening Assessment for Sulfurized Lard Oil on January 13, 2018.

Screening assessment conclusions

  • As a result of this assessment, the Government concluded that sulfurized lard oil is not harmful to human health at current levels of exposure.
  • The Government also concluded that sulfurized lard oil is not entering the environment at levels that are harmful to the environment.

Important to know

  • Canadians who may be exposed to sulfurized lard oil in the workplace should 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 (WHMIS).

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