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The Canada Gazette has proposed to list acetamide, N-[4-[(2-hydroxy-5-methylphenyl)azo]phenyl]- as toxic substance in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).

The said substance, more known as Disperse Yellow 3 or Solvent Yellow 77, is primarily used in textile dyeing. The listing was based from the screening assessment that concluded Disperse Yellow 3 met the environmental criterion for a toxic substance as defined in paragraph 64(a) of CEPA.

The list was announced on April 1, 2017.

 

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