NICNAS sponsored a group of six chemicals known as
Hydrotrope Surfactants for assessment under the SIDS Program.
sponsorship was a joint sponsorship with an industry consortium.
collected information from Australian industry on the use and
these chemicals for the assessment, and reviewed the hazard
prepared by the industry consortia. The final draft assessment
will be considered at the 19th SIDS Initial Assessment Meeting
in October 2004.
In 2003-04, NICNAS continued assessment work on
chemicals such as perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and
acid (PFOA). This work was conducted in parallel with related
activities such as the completion of the OECD hazard assessment
of PFOS (which NICNAS contributed to by way of expert peer