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Current Issues

Cosmetics

Many ingredients in cosmetic products are classed as industrial chemicals, even those described as naturally occurring. To make sure these products are safe for the workers handling them, the environment and for use by consumers, the Australian Government regulates the ingredients used in the manufacture and importation of cosmetics in Australia.

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NICNAS Cost Recovery Impact Statement (CRIS)

NICNAS is conducting a review of its cost recovery arrangements in accordance with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines July 2005. In addition, NICNAS will develop a new cost recovery arrangement as approved by the Australian Government to undertake the accelerated assessment of existing industrial chemicals.

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Legislative Change 2010-11
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Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is engineering at the atomic or molecular level. It is a group of enabling technologies that involves the manipulation of matter at the nanoscale (generally accepted as 100 nanometres or less, where a nanometer is one-billionth of a metre) to create new materials, structures and devices. At this very small scale, the chemical and physical properties of materials can change, such as colour, magnetism and the ability to conduct electricity.

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Disinfectants

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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

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Review of the Existing Chemicals Program

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Assessment and Prioritisation of Existing Chemicals on the AICS

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Chemicals of Security Concern
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