Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), also known as endocrine disruptors, frequently make headlines as recent scientific studies show a correlation between exposure and an impact on animal and human reproduction and development. Some concerns identified for EDCs include:
A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) exists to tell you how to protect yourself from chemical product hazards, how to handle the product safely, and what to do in an emergency. The author of an SDS only considers the intended use of the product.
The proposed amendments to Canada’s Hazardous Product Regulations (HPR) were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 19, 2020. The amendments will include updates made to the 6th and 7th revisions of the GHS. OSHA intends to update their Hazard Communication Standard 2012 from the current
Have you noticed there are different warning symbols for a cleaning product under your bathroom sink vs. an industry cleaner in your workplace? Both symbols may look similar; for example, think of the skull and cross bones image:
Call it a sign of the times. As face mask use has increased so have skin problems, such as acne and breakouts, related to mask use. Although face masks are vital to the fight against spreading coronavirus, masks can be hard on your skin. Skin problems related to masks range from acne and peeling skin to rashes and itchiness.
Government regulations require a limited labeling of cleaning products that kill bacteria, viruses, or mold. Only the active ingredient chemicals in sanitizers, disinfectants, and fungicides have to be listed on the product label.
People are often under the impression that something needs to smell “clean” for it to be clean. But this is not true. We have been taught this through marketing and perceptions we have picked up since childhood. It is easy to understand why because scented products are everywhere in our daily lives.
What is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting?
Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are routine tasks these days; part of a collective strategy to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like
All Provincial and Territorial Health and Safety Codes across Canada set out rules for employers to assess all current and potential hazards at the workplace. Harmful substances are part of this category of potential hazards which includes anything that may create or currently creates a danger including a chemical or a biological hazard if a worker can be exposed.
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