Coumarin 1

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About coumarin 1

Coumarin 1 is a chemical that’s used in a variety of products as a:

Products found in Canada that may contain coumarin 1 include:

Safety of coumarin 1

Under Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan, we review and manage the potential risks that chemical substances can pose to Canadians and the environment. We have recently completed our final chemical risk assessment for coumarin 1.

Our final assessment confirmed that coumarin 1 may pose a health risk when found in:

Exposure to coumarin 1 from these products may cause developmental effects.

Exposure to coumarin 1 from other sources does not pose a risk to your health.

We have also confirmed that coumarin 1 is not harmful to the environment at levels of exposure considered in our assessment.

What we’re doing

To reduce people’s exposure to coumarin 1, we are adding it to the:

What you can do

Consumers are reminded to:

If you are unsure if your product contains coumarin 1, contact the manufacturer.

If you are exposed to coumarin 1 at work, talk to your employer and occupational health and safety (OHS) official about:

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