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Message From the Director

The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) is the Australian Government’s regulatory scheme for industrial chemicals. While it may not be a household name, the work of NICNAS’s officers is familiar to an ever-increasing number of Australians.

Today, cosmetics like sun screens and beauty products have joined more obvious ‘industrial’ chemicals like flame retardants, preservatives and chemicals used in paints and cleaning products under NICNAS’s regulatory control.

NICNAS protects human health and the environment by regulating industrial chemicals – whatever they might be – to ensure their safe and sustainable use. All our activities are directed to this end.

I encourage you to further explore NICNAS and industrial chemicals on our website.

Dr Marion Healy
Director, NICNAS

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