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1-Bromopropane can occur both naturally and synthetically. It is possible to find 1-bromopropane products available to Canadians and in your indoor air.
1-Bromopropane is used in certain products, such as:
- electronic cleaner spray
- silicone mold release spray
- automotive air conditioning flush
1-Bromopropane is part of the Alkyl Halides group.
Safety of 1-bromopropane
Under Canada's Chemicals Management Plan, we review and manage the potential risks that chemical substances can pose to Canadians and the environment. The first stage of the review process is a draft chemical risk assessment.
We've completed the draft assessment of 1-bromopropane. We're proposing that exposure to certain products such as automotive air conditioning flush, silicone mold release spray and electronics cleaner spray may pose a risk to your health.
Breathing in these products may cause developmental effects.
We're also proposing that 1-bromopropane is not harmful to the environment.
What we're doing
Our assessment is not yet final. We're continuing to evaluate the potential risk posed by 1-bromopropane before we publish our final conclusion. This includes:
- tracking new information on exposures or hazards
- asking the public to comment on our draft assessment
- reviewing and using this information to help inform our final assessment
If the proposed findings for 1-bromopropane are confirmed in the final assessment, we will consider:
- adding 1-bromopropane to the List of Toxic Substances
- this allows Canada to implement preventive or control actions for the life cycle of the substance, from the research and development stage through manufacture, use, storage, transport and disposal or recycling
- taking action to help reduce the exposure of Canadians to 1-bromopropane in automotive air conditioning flush, silicone mold release spray and electronic cleaner spray
What you can do
Consumers are reminded to:
- read product labels and follow all safety warnings and directions
- follow the manufacturer's directions to dispose of the product safely
- provide any comments on our draft assessment during the 60-day public comment period
If you're unsure if your product contains 1-bromopropane, contact the manufacturer.
If you're exposed to 1-bromopropane at work, talk to your employer and occupational health and safety (OHS) official about:
- relevant laws
- safe handling and storage practices
- requirements under OHS legislation and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
For more information
- Measuring your exposure to chemicals
- Canada's system for addressing chemicals
- Overview of the Chemicals Management Plan
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