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Mercury and Its Compounds Regulation

Please note that the Government of Canada has published the Products Containing Mercury Regulation (SOR/2014-254)

“The Products Containing Mercury Regulations (the “Regulations”) prohibit the manufacture and import of products containing mercury or any of its compounds, with some exemptions for essential products which have no technically or economically viable alternatives (e.g., certain medical and research applications, and dental amalgam). In the case of lamps, rather than introducing a prohibition, the Regulations limit the amount of mercury contained in fluorescent and other types of lamps. The Regulations will come into force on November 8, 2015, one year after the day on which they are registered.”


More information can be found on the Government of Canada website.