The ChemTRAC program requires local facilities to annually track and report on the use and release of priority substances as per the Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw. This Toronto Public Health program collects data each year from local businesses and institutions on 25 priority substances that are commonly used or released, and exist in our environment at levels of concern for health. Evidence links these substances to short-term health effects like respiratory problems, and longer term impacts such as cancer.

ChemTRAC also supports local facilities with green business practice strategies and provides the public with information on the key chemicals in their community.

Board of Health Report (PDF) 
Tracking and Reducing Chemicals in Toronto (June 2012)

  • Board of Health report Strategy to Enhance Access to Environmental Information in Toronto.
  • Technical Report Process to Identify Priority Substances of Health Concern for Enhanced Environmental Reporting.
  • Backgrounder Revision to Priority Substances of Health Concern for Enhanced Environmental Reporting.
  • Consultant report Environmental Reporting in Toronto: Gaps and Opportunities. Lura Consulting (May 2007)
  • Technical Appendix “A” to Consultant Report Substances of Concern Release and Transfer Reporting in Toronto: Analysis of Gaps. Marshall Macklin Monaghan, Lura Consulting, Dr. Harvey Shear (May 2007)
  • Appendix “B” to Consultant Report
    • Key Informant Interview Report
    • Internal Stakeholder Session Report
    • External Stakeholder Session Report
    • Stakeholder Focus Group Report
    • Results and Steps Forward Workshop Report
    • Jurisdictional Review Report
  • City of Toronto Pilot Project Report Report on a pollution prevention project at the City of Toronto Printing and Distribution facility