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Australia publishes 9 evaluations for chemical use and associated risks

2022-06-02 Australian Government

Exposure monitoring & measurement Hazard assessment Risk management

On the 30th of May 2022, Australia published some evaluations under section 78 of the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019. The draft versions of these evaluations were initially published for public consultation and closed on the 28th of March 2022.

The concerned chemicals and new evaluations are as follows:

Subject of evaluation

Evaluation outcome

1,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine (melamine)

Recommendation made to the regulatory body (workers) on a safe introduction and use of the substance.


Trimellitates (high molecular weight)

Information on a safe introduction and use

1,6-Octadiene, 7-methyl-3-methylene-(Myrcene)

Recommendation made to the regulatory body (workers) on a safe introduction and use

Octynoic and nonynoic acid esters

Recommendation made to the regulatory bodies (public health & workers) on a safe introduction and use

2,5,8,11,14-Pentaoxapentadecane (tetraglyme)

Recommendation made to the regulatory body (workers) on a safe introduction and use

Ethanone, 1-(2,3,4,7,8,8a-hexahydro-3,6,8,8-tetramethyl-1H-3a,7-methanoazulen-5-yl)-, [3R-(3.alpha.,3a.beta.,7.beta.,8a.alpha.)]- (acetyl cedrene)

For this, no new means of managing risk is proposed

2-phenylphenol and salts

For this, no new means of managing risk is proposed

Chemicals that are unlikely to require further regulation for risk management in the environment

For this, no new means of managing risk is proposed

Chemicals not considered for in-depth evaluation – Not commercially active in Australia

For this, no new means of managing risk is proposed

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