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Health Canada has provisionally identified talc as harmful under section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).

This draft identifies talc as provisionally harmful to humans via a “causal effect” between perineal exposure to talc and ovarian cancer. The assessment proposes to conclude that the substance meets one of the toxicity criteria set out under section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).

Talc is proposed to meet the persistence criteria but not the bioaccumulation criteria as set out in the persistence and bioaccumulation regulations of CEPA.

This is open for public consultation until February 6th, 2018

Source URL: Draft Screening Assessment for Talc Used in Cosmetics

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