Participating Databases

Australia's National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme's (NICNAS) assessments of existing chemicals other than Priority Existing Chemical assessments  Go to external website

Types of information in this database:

Hazard assessments, exposure assessments, GHS classifications, use patterns and industrial chemicals.

General information:

These are reports on chemicals already in use in Australia conducted to fulfill a specific need for data on the chemical due to health and/or environmental concerns. The reports are limited, targeting specific aspects of a chemical, and do not comprise full risk assessments. They include hazard assessment reports, covering common hazard endpoints, and reports on human and/or environmental exposure to a chemical in Australia, or on the uses and quantities of a chemical in Australia. The reports generally contain physico-chemical data, and may contain recommendations on safe use or regulatory control of the chemical.

The reports may be useful to other government or industry, hazard assessors, health and medical professionals, and to the general public.

Disclaimer for information available in NICNAS Other database

When using the information from the ‘NICNAS Other’ database you accept its disclaimer : 

Hazard information:

Hazard assessments generally cover acute toxicity, chronic (repeat-dose) toxicity, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity and genotoxicity, irritation and sensitisation, reproductive and developmental toxicity. Exposure assessments may include information on import, manufacture, use, quantities, and environmental release, fate and effects.

Search capabilities:

The reports are in PDF form and can be searched via the Adobe Acrobat search functions.



Peer review:

Reports are reviewed by NICNAS and reports containing environmental data are also reviewed by the Australian Government Department of the Environment. Some reports or sections of reports are reviewed by independent experts in Australia or overseas. Details of the peer-review process for each report can be found in the Introduction to the report.

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