Current Regulations

Concentration of Phosphorus in Certain Cleaning Products Regulations (SOR/89-501)

Canada's

Concentration of Phosphorus in Certain Cleaning Products Regulations, which came into effect in 1989, limit the concentration of phosphorus in laundry detergents to five percent by weight expressed as phosphorus pentoxide or 2.2% by weight expressed as elemental phosphorus. The Regulations Amending the Concentration of Phosphorus in Certain Cleaning Products Regulations, which came into effect on July 1, 2010, broaden the scope of the Regulations to include other detergents and cleaners, and lower the limits on permissible phosphorus concentrations.

Contact Information:

Products Division
Industrial sectors, Chemicals and Waste Directorate
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Place Vincent Massey, 9th Floor 351 St. Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number:
Fax number: 819-938-4480
Email address: ec.produits-products.ec@canada.ca

Information to Help in Complying with the Regulations:

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Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 1988-12-17 Vol. 122, No. 51
Part 2: 1989-11-08 Vol. 123, No. 23

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