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IYC Interests:Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)is the Australian Government's regulatory scheme for industrial chemicals.
NICNAS's activities include:
- Assessing industrial chemicals that are new to Australia for their health and
environmental effects, before use or release to the environment.
- Assessing industrial chemcials that are already in use in Australia (known
as existing chemicals)
- Making risk assessment and safety infomation on chemicals and their
potential occupational health and safety, public health ansd environmental
risks widely available to workers, the public, industry and other government
- Enabling the public, organisations and key stakeholders to have effective
input into decision making processes regarding the safe use of chemicals.