On June 18th, 2012 Toronto Public Health’s ChemTRAC program released the first phase of data that details the use and release of 25 priority toxic substances across Toronto.
This is the first set of chemical data to be shared with the public since the Environmental Reporting & Disclosure By-law was passed in 2008. The data shows that approximately 66,000 tonnes of priority toxic substances were used in Toronto and 5,000 tonnes were released into Toronto's environment, primarily into our air.
The first Annual ChemTRAC Report (2012) reviews the chemical data that was reported and provides suggestions for next steps to respond to potential health impacts and local air quality concerns and to develop action plans for pollution prevention.
Download the ChemTRAC Annual Report.