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Cosmetics - Your Online Guide

Labelling a chemical hazard 

Where industrial chemicals pose a hazard and are used in consumer products, including cosmetics, there may be a requirement for the label to indicate the hazard posed by these chemicals.

If the chemical is listed in a schedule of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP), legal requirements for warning or safety statements apply.

The appropriate poisons schedule and label statements are determined by a number of factors including the toxicity, sensitisation and irritation potential of the chemical, as well as the proposed concentration and use of the product.

Appropriate label statements are determined by NICNAS when assessing the occupational risk of industrial chemicals, or by the TGA or the NDPSC as appropriate.
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