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Welcome to the New Zealand National Poisons Centre

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Provided by the Ministry of Health and ACC, the NPC maintains an accurate and up-to-date database of almost all poisonous substances in NZ and Australia, and provides professional and timely advice during poisoning incidents.

Submitting SDS's to the National Poisons Centre

Safety Datasheet (SDS) Submission to
The National Poisons Centre (NPC)

New Zealand SDS legislation
In New Zealand SDS regulations are undertaken by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). For advice regarding compliance of SDS for the New Zealand market they can be contacted at . They also have information regarding SDS requirements at

Some important requirements from the legislation are:
  • SDS must be updated every 5 years or earlier if they need an update due to composition or name change
  • If using an external emergency contact (e.g. the NPC) you must gain permission to use their number on an SDS and provide them with the SDS

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