Safer Chemicals Project- Reducing Toxic and Hazardous Waste in the Health Care Community

Reducing Toxics

The List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) includes substances that are considered to be toxic as defined in Section 64 of the Act. Each of the substances, or groups of substances, below has been used (and may continue to be used) in health care settings.

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Chlorinated Wastewater

Safer Chemicals Resources


UV Sterilization
Copper Surfaces
Ozone Cleaners
CHES 2017 National Conference Presentations

Coalition Project Staff


Kent Waddington, Communications Director – Project Lead
Dan Ritchie, Sustainable Health Care Programs - Project Secondary
Linda Varangu, Executive Director – Project Advisor



BC Lower Mainland GreenCare
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
Synergie Santé Environnement
Coalition for Healthcare Acquired Infection Reduction
Class 1 Inc.  
Aqueous Solutions
Tersano Inc. 


For further information, contact:

Kent Waddington
Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care
1-613-720-4889 or



This project was undertaken with the financial support of:
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