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Internationally assessed for both human health and the environment

This section relates to chemicals that have been internationally assessed for human health and the environment.

Guidance on this page must be read in conjunction with Step 4.2: Introductions that can be low risk for human health and Step 5.2 Introductions that can be low risk to the environment in our main Categorisation Guide. Step 4.2 relates to internationally-assessed introductions for human health and step 5.2 relates to internationally-assessed introductions for the environment.

If you have not followed our main Categorisation Guide, do not go any further until you do so. 

For your introduction to meet the 'internationally assessed for human health' and 'internationally assessed for the environment' criteria, you must meet all of the criteria in the sections:

  • internationally assessed for human health only; and
  • internationally assessed for the environment only

Note: Your introduction can meet the 'internationally assessed for human health' and 'internationally assessed for environment' criteria by using:

  • only one of the acceptable overseas assessments (because one assessment considered both human health and environment risks); or 
  • two separate acceptable overseas assessments

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