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Bromochlorodifluoromethane is halon-1211. Halons are organic, synthetic (i.e., human-made) chemicals. They are used in fire protection applications, due to their effectiveness as fire extinguishing agents. However, bromochlorodifluoromethane has a high ozone-depleting potential (ODP); thus, it is identified as an ozone-depleting substance (ODS).
Canada is a Party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which requires Parties to gradually phase-out production and consumption of ODS, as well as reduce and eliminate trade in these substances. Since July 1st, 1994, the manufacture, import and export of Halon 1211 has been prohibited in Canada, except for essential uses or for use as analytical standards.
Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol)
CAS (Chemical Abstract Service) registry number: 353-59-3
- CEPA 1999 Schedule 1 - List of Toxic Substances - This substance has been added to the List of Toxic Substances.
- 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):
Risk Management Tool(s)
Tool(s) developed to manage risks associated with the substance:
- Federal Halocarbon Regulations, 2003
- Ozone-depleting Substances Regulations, 1998
- National Action Plan for the Environmental Control of Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) and their Halocarbon Alternatives
- Canada's Strategy to Accelerate the Phase-Out of CFC and Halon Uses and to Dispose of the Surplus Stocks
- Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations
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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