Canadian Facts about Air Care Products

Air care products improve your home and workplace

Air care products include scented candles, air freshening sprays and electric and non-electric fragrance diffusers. These products enhance the quality of our lives by releasing pleasant fragrances into the air.

Consumers can confidently use air care products to make their homes and workplaces more pleasant. Air care products meet and exceed all Canadian regulations for consumer products and the ingredients that they contain.

How Air Care products are regulated in Canada

Ingredients in air care products are regulated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) by Environment Canada and Health Canada. CEPA is “An Act respecting pollution prevention and the protection of the environment and human health in order to contribute to sustainable development.” The Government’s risk assessment of chemical substances webpage describes how processes under CEPA scientifically consider, in a comprehensive way, chemicals that are used in Canada and how they are managed to protect the health of Canadians and their environment. On December 8, 2006, the government announced a comprehensive plan for chemicals. For more information on this process, this is an excellent website: Chemical Substances.

Under CEPA, the New Substances Notification Regulations ensure that all new ingredients (substances) are assessed for their potential to harm human health or the environment.

The Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act regulates the way these products are packaged and labelled.

For additional information, visit Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety webpage.