Overseas reports utilised in NICNAS assessments this year include:

" Five Canadian reports for new chemicals notifications

" Four based on previous assessments in the European Union

" Reports prepared under the OECDs Screening Information Data Set for diethylene glycol and 1,4-butanediol

" Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards report for diethylene glycol, and

" US Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel report and US National Toxicology Program report on methyldibromo glutaronitrile (MDBGN).