NICNAS IMAP framework to identify & assess hazards of existing chemicals of concern now available

Posted Dec. 5, 2017
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD) recently announced that NICNAS Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP) database is now linked to eChemPortal.

The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme's (NICNAS) established the Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP) framework to accelerate the assessment of chemicals on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS). IMAP is a scientific and risk-based model for assessing chemicals with three tiers of assessment. The assessment effort increases with each tier. A decision is made at the end of each assessment tier if the next tier of assessment is required to determine risk.