The guidance prescribes concentrations of chemicals, below which a safety concern does not exist. It includes a list of 22 hazardous aromatic amines which can be derived from certain hazardous azo dyes in clothing, textiles and leather articles. Guidance is also provided for safe concentrations of formaldehyde in clothing and textiles and dimethyl fumarate in leather and textile articles.
The information is based on the best available scientific evidence cited by relevant expert authorities. The guidance on safe concentrations of chemicals in consumer goods will assist businesses to supply safe goods in Australia.