Consultation on Triclosan substance

Government of Canada is seeking comments and feedback on a Proposed Pollution Prevention Planning Notice for Triclosan from stakeholders. The consultation comment period ends on February 11, 2018. Triclosan -phenol, 5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy) (CAS RN 3380-34-5) is a substance on the Domestic Substances List of the CEPA 1999 and is used as a material preservative and as an antimicrobial agent in a wide range of products.

Interested stakeholders may include the public, non-governmental organizations, provincial and territorial governments, and industry, particularly manufacturers, importers, retailers, and associations in the cosmetics, natural health products, drugs, and cleaning product industries. The Government of Canada is committed to providing interested or affected stakeholders with the opportunity to take part in consultations at all stages of the development of the P2 Notice.

Triclosan is used in many everyday products available to consumers, such as cosmetics, natural health products, drugs, (body washes, hand soaps, toothpastes etc.) and cleaning products (dishwashing detergents, all-purpose cleaners etc.), to kill bacteria and prevent fungus and mildew. Products that contain triclosan can be washed off and rinsed down the drain, making their way out of wastewater treatment plants into waterways, where triclosan can affect fish, algae, and other aquatic species.

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