Lilial and your health

Learn about lilial, its potential health risks and how to reduce your exposure

About lilial

Lilial is a synthetic substance generally used as a fragrance ingredient in a variety of products available to consumers, including:

Safety of lilial

Under Canada's Chemicals Management Plan, we review and manage the potential risks that chemical substances can pose to people in Canada and the environment. The first stage of the review process is a draft chemical risk assessment. We have completed the draft assessment of lilial.

We're proposing that lilial may affect the developing fetus when used in certain products that consumers inhale or apply to the skin every day. These products include:

We're also proposing that:

What we're doing to reduce your exposure to lilial

Our assessment is not yet final. We're continuing to evaluate the potential risk posed by lilial before we publish our final conclusion. This includes:

If the proposed findings for lilial are confirmed in the final assessment, we will consider:

You can provide any comments on our draft assessment and proposed risk management during the 60-day public comment period.

What you can do to reduce your exposure to lilial

You can take steps to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals.

Read product labels and follow all safety warnings and directions:

If you're unsure if your product contains lilial, contact the manufacturer.

If you're exposed to lilial at work, talk to your employer and occupational health and safety (OHS) official about:

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