Not That Innocent: A Comparative Analysis of Canadian, European Union and United States Policies on Industrial Chemicals

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PublishedApril 19, 2007

This report identifies “best practices” gleaned from a comparative look at the U.S., Canadian and EU approaches to chemicals assessment and management. These policies include a number of common elements related to the core functions they are intended to serve. This report is structured around the six functional elements listed below:

  • Identifying and prioritizing chemicals of concern
  • Identifying and tracking chemicals and their production and use
  • Facilitating or requiring the generation and submission of risk-relevant information
  • Assessing information to determine hazard/exposure/risk
  • Imposing controls to mitigate risk
  • Sharing and disclosing information and protecting confidential business information