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Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate [also known as di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate or DEHP], a branched-chain dioctyl ester of phthalic acid, is the most important phthalate plasticizer used in Canada. Although quantitative data are very limited, bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate is released into the Canadian environment as a result of its manufacture and its industrial uses. Relatively small amounts of the substance are also released from some plastic goods.
CAS (Chemical Abstract Service) registry number: 117-81-7
- Priority Substances List Assessment Report
- Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
- CEPA 1999 Schedule 1 - List of Toxic Substances- This substance has been added to the List of Toxic Substances. It is entering or may enter the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that:
c) constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.
- Full life cycle management of the substance (Track 2) under the Toxic Substances Management Policy
This substance is entering the environment from the following source(s):
Strategic Options Report
Click on the following link to view strategies and actions recommended to manage risks associated with the substance:
- National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) - Information Centre
- North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation Web Site
Substances Management Information Line
Chemicals Management Plan
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3 Telephone: 1-800-567-1999 (in Canada) or 819-938-3232
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