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What is an industrial chemical?

Under the Act, industrial chemicals encompasses many things and includes cosmetics, solvents, adhesives, plastics, inks, laboratory chemicals, chemicals used in mineral and petroleum processing, refrigeration, printing and photocopying, paints and coatings, household cleaning products and toiletries, to name just a few.

What is excluded by the Act?

The Act specifically excludes articles (such as plastic chairs, glow sticks, photographic film, etc.) and radioactive chemicals. Chemicals that are used solely as medicines, pesticides, veterinary chemicals, food or food additives are also outside the scope of NICNAS.

 

For further information please refer to the NICNAS Fact Sheet Which Industrial Chemicals are within the Scope of NICNAS Registration? (PDF 164Kb)
 

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