Chlorinated Alkanes

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Final Update on the Human Health Assessment of Long-Chain Chlorinated Alkanes

On May 12, 2012 the Final Update on the Human Health Assessment of Long-Chain Chlorinated Alkanes was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 146, No. 19 – May 12, 2012 ( PDF Version - 2.282 K).

New information received after the publication of the 2008 Final follow-up assessment report on chlorinated paraffins has led to a change in the conclusion previously published regarding chlorinated alkanes containing 18 carbon atoms or more.

The final update on the human health report concludes that chlorinated alkanes containing 18 or more carbon atoms are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that may constitute a danger to human life or health as defined in the paragraph 64(c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).

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