About the paper
The Commonwealth Government has provided funding of $5 million over four years for the National Dioxins Program. The Program will collect data, assess the impact of dioxins and then determine appropriate measures to reduce and where feasible, eliminate dioxins and dioxin-like substances.
This paper outlines the proposed methodology and the consultation process that will be used for the risk assessment. The outcome of this risk assessment will be used to guide and inform the development of appropriate measures to reduce or eliminate dioxins in Australia. The paper was prepared by the Department of the Environment and Heritage, and the Office of Chemical Safety, part of the Department of Health and Ageing.