NICNASNational Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
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Dr Richards will continue to steer NICNAS through the reform process currently under way.
The "therapeutic sunscreens" (intended primarily for protection of the skin from the sun's UV radiation) are regulated by the TGA, and "cosmetic sunscreens" (moisturizers with SPF of 15 or less, sunbathing products with SPF between 4 and 15, lip balms/lipsticks and makeup products with any SPF) are regulated by NICNAS (ingredients), (9) and the ACCC (labeling).
Formaldehyde has been classified as a Class 1 carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and is currently being reviewed by Australian Government body, NICNAS, for more stringent human exposure levels.