Where available and relevant, international assessments are consulted and utilised in NICNASs chemical assessments. This helps avoid duplication of effort between countries.

International assessments were used to a greater or lesser extent in preparation of seven PEC reports and in all screening or hazard assessments.

Participation in international assessment programs and development of risk assessment methodologies improves the effectiveness of our assessments and by incorporating the latest scientific knowledge and assessment methodology ensures they are of world standard

A List of Chemicals that had agreed international assessments is provided at Appendix 15.

NICNAS made use of overseas reports in its work during the year, including in the preparation of reports on 25 phthalates.