Canadian agency that has blacklisted plastic toys has toiletries, medicine cabinet items under the microscope. They will now focus on sewage.
According to a Blacklocks report, staff at The Department of Environment are researching new items in order to protect the environment and the health and well-being of Canadians.
A large part of the Canadian Environmental Protection ActStaff wrote in a notice that their goal was to prevent pollution, address potential effects and reduce exposure to chemical substances.
The Department intends to hire contractors to monitor the use of toiletry chemicals in municipal wastewater.
Researchers are looking to find substances such as codeine, caffeine, codeine, acetaminophen in non-prescription painkillers such Advil, sucralose, and Advil.
The program’s results contribute to science-based decisions about the assessment and management Canadian pharmaceuticals and personal care products. This work has the objective of obtaining high quality chemical analysis in raw effluent of many pharmaceuticals, and personal care products. Analyse Of Wastewater, Biosolids and Biosolids for Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products .
The research costs are unknown.
The Department used the following in May: Environmental Protection ActTo list as toxic all plastic manufactured products including toys, textiles kitchen appliances carpets bottling and packaging
The Court heard from lawyers for the company that plastic manufactured items leapfrogged from a political commitment towards a toxic designation without any testing and risk-based assessment.
This is exactly the kind of mischief that the Acts rigorous, science based scheme was meant to avoid.