Federal research on hormone disrupting substances as required under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
Issue(s): Human/environmental health, international cooperation, and toxic substances
Petitioner(s): Ecojustice and Canadian Environmental Law Association
Date Received: 17 July 2012
Summary: The petitioners seek information about federal research activities on the effects of hormone disrupting substances. They ask how Environment Canada and Health Canada use the research results for risk assessment and management. The petitioners ask the government about the data collected on substances that are considered new under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. They also inquire about the budget allocated to research and the involvement of Canada in international research initiatives.