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Canada Lists Four More Chemicals to be Subject to Bans or Restrictions

10:52 AM MDT | September 8, 2008 | Nancy Seewald

Canadian officials have listed four chemicals as toxic to humans under a government plan that requires officials to evaluate the safety of up to 30 “high priority” substances every three months. The most recent listing includes four chemicals—2-methoxyethanol acetate; 2-(2-methoxyethoxy) ethanol; 2-methoxy-1-propanol; and 2-naphthalenol, 1-[(4-methyl-2-nitrophenyl)azo]—will be either phased out or subject to usage restrictions. The recent assessment of 19 chemicals is the third batch to be evaluated under Canada’s Chemicals...

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