|Chemical Name||Sodium hydroxide (Na(OH))|
|Associated Names||Caustic soda; SODIUM HYDROXIDE|
NICNAS PEC candidate chemical
This chemical has been assigned to the PEC Candidate list as a part of the NICNAS Priority Existing Chemical (PEC) assessment process. NICNAS assesses existing chemicals on a priority basis in response to concerns about their health and/or environmental effects.
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) – SIDS
An OECD Screening Information DataSet (SIDS) is available for this chemical. Each of these documents summarises the available literature on high production chemicals, and provides an initial assessment for decision-makers.
NICNAS Existing Chemical Information Sheet
An Existing Chemical Information Sheet has been prepared for this chemical. These contain information about chemicals that have been nominated for assessment as Priority Existing Chemicals (PECs), but which have not been selected for assessment.
This chemical is classified as a health, physicochemical and/or ecotoxicological hazard, according to the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances. To search for the specific hazard classification(s) associated with this chemical, and to identify labelling requirements for Hazardous Substances under the National Code of Practice for the Labelling of Workplace Substances, click here. To search for exposure standards for this chemical, click here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CHEMICAL
High Volume Industrial Chemicals List (HVICL)
This chemical is introduced into Australia (manufactured or imported) in large quantities. NICNAS has compiled a list of such industrial chemicals (the Australian HVICL), based on the information supplied by industry during 2001/2002 and 2006. Only those chemicals with a combined import and manufacturing quantity of 1000 tonnes or more have been included in the Australian HVICL. This chemical is listed on the 2002 and 2006 Australian HVICL.
NICNAS endeavours to maintain the AICS with important regulatory and other information on listed chemicals, however, the information provided may not be exhaustive. The absence of additional information against an AICS listing does not indicate that there are no regulatory controls or hazards associated with the listed chemical.
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