International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Nicola Hall Ideas Activities
  • Ms, NICNAS
    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Email
    Tel +61 2 8577 8871
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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
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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

agencies, and

- Enabling the public, organisations and key stakeholders to have effective

input into decision making processes regarding the safe use of chemicals.