NICNAS reports utilise international assessments from reputable organisations where they are available and relevant, in order to enhance efficiency and avoid duplication of effort.
International reports from various organisations were used this year to varying degrees in preparing:
· PEC reports (EU reports were used for TBBPA, HBCD, decaBDE and pentaBDE), and
· other assessment reports (SIDS Initial Assessment Report of the OECD – SIAR – for MMA and EMA).
NICNAS continues to participate in various international forums that ensure that the latest scientific knowledge and risk assessment methodology is incorporated into assessments – further details of these forums are available under Harmonisation, and a list of meetings attended is provided at Appendix 07.