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