A new set of documents obtained by CBC News shows nursing staff are required to sign a document that specifies that they cannot use any of the chemicals in the paper that they use for the paper processing process.
The documents also indicate that paper used to make nursing products has to be treated with a chemical that is highly toxic to humans.
It was revealed in court filings that some of the materials in the nurse’s care had to be tested and that chemicals used for the treatment of the paper were stored in a landfill, and that a landfill was also used for storing the chemicals.
The chemicals are stored at a landfill in St. Catharines, Ont., and are a type of polyvinyl chloride, or PVC.
The court filings say they have to be stored in the landfill because they are highly toxic and that if they get in contact with the environment, they could potentially be dangerous to humans or the environment.
The materials are in the form of plastic, which is considered a by-product of the manufacturing process.
They were tested by the Health Canada Office of the Inspector General and found to contain a toxic chemical known as polyvinylethylamine, or PVA.
The chemical is toxic to people, according to the documents.
They also said it is a byproduct of polyethylene glycol, which has to meet certain requirements for the production of paper, according.
The Health Canada report said the chemicals used are highly volatile and that the process they were used for was “highly hazardous.”
The documents were filed in a lawsuit filed by two nursing home residents who say they were exposed to polyvinylene glycol at the home.
The nursing home is owned by the St. Charles-St. Cathars Health Care Corporation.
A spokesman for the company said the documents were “publicly available” and the company has no comment on them.
“There’s nothing more important than the health and safety of our residents, so I would ask everyone to remain vigilant,” said Mike Matson, a spokesman for St. Louis-based St. Joseph-Mulgrave-Saskatoon Health Care.
“It’s very concerning.
We are working with our health care team and are working very closely with the local health authority to make sure that any concerns that they have are addressed as quickly as possible.”
The lawsuit was filed in February 2016 by the residents of the St Louis-Mullgrave-St Cathars Nursing Home and the St Charles-Molson-Orono Health Care Association, who are seeking class action status.
The St. Paul-St Charles, Ont.-based nursing home was closed in March 2016 for two years and the city of St. Michael, Ont.
announced a $15-million settlement in February of that year to settle claims of negligence and breach of contract for workers.
In the suit, the residents say they suffered serious health and emotional damage from the toxic chemicals they were given.
The lawsuit also said they were denied proper care for the symptoms they suffered from exposure to the chemicals and were treated inhumanely.
In April, a judge ordered St. Mary’s-St Catherine, Que., to pay $2.7 million to the residents and $500,000 to the nursing home, and ordered the health authority in the community to pay the other $300,000.
The residents were represented by the Ontario Society of Nursing Health Professionals.
The settlement included a $25,000 donation to the Ontario Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
A spokesperson for the Health Ministry said in a statement that it is committed to protecting residents’ health and ensuring their safety, and is working with the nursing homes to ensure the health care workers and their families have the highest standards of care.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action if we observe any further violations,” the spokesperson said.
The Ontario Nursing Homes Association says the St- Cathars nursing home has been the subject of multiple safety breaches and is now undergoing remediation.
It has asked the province to ensure that the nursing facility meets the highest safety standards and is supervised and accountable to the Health Ontario Regulatory Authority for nursing homes in Ontario.
“This is a very, very serious issue and we’re asking the government to look at what they can do,” said spokesperson Katie Tippett.
The government has said it will examine the situation in an effort to determine if further action is needed.
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists says the government has no obligation to regulate a nursing facility.
It is a voluntary industry association that represents nursing home owners, employers and the public.