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  • 20-June-2017

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    The OECD QSAR Toolbox

    Version 4.0 of the QSAR Toolbox has just been released including automated and standardised workflows for skin sensitisation and short-term toxicity to fish, improved customisable reports, modernised and renewed IT system, expansion of databases and the introduction of the reliability score for alerts and databases and enhanced ADME information and improved presentation.

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  • 20-June-2017

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    Section 4: Health Effects

    New deadlines for comments: Draft updated TG 492 on RhCE for eye hazard potential and draft updated performance standards for the validation of similar methods. The deadline for public comments of 3 October 2016.

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  • 20-June-2017

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    Draft Guidance and Review Documents/Monographs

    The Draft Revised Guidance Document 160 on the BCOP and ICE Test Methods: Collection of Tissues for Histological Evaluation and Collection of Data is open for public comments until 21 February 2017.

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  • 19-June-2017

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    Unique Identifier for Transgenic Plants

    The OECD developed the BioTrack Product Database which accommodates Unique Identifiers to each transgenic (or genetically engineered) plant that is approved for commercial use, including planting and food/feed use. These Unique Identifiers are intended to be used as "keys" to access information of each transgenic product in this database and to ensure the safety of modern biotechnology products

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  • 8-June-2017

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    Adverse Outcome Pathways, Molecular Screening and Toxicogenomics

    ‌The OECD Environmental, Health and Safety programme has been helping member countries to make better use of increased knowledge of how chemicals induce adverse effects in humans and wildlife, through the so-called Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOP). The OECD work on AOP development at a glance: everything you will remember in one click and 5 minutes.

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  • 11-May-2017

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    Sustainable Chemistry

    The new OECD report on "Economic Features of Chemical Leasing" is a review of the literature on the economic features of the Chemical Leasing, focusing on the drivers and barriers and comparing its functioning to traditional contracts.

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  • 12-April-2017

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    Testing Programme of Manufactured Nanomaterials

    The safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials is an important concern impacting regulatory bodies throughout the world. Due to their size, Manufactured Nanomaterials may require additional testing beyond the standard suite of tests used for other chemicals, to ensure that the impact on human health and the environment is fully understood - download Manufactured Nanomaterials Dossiers or search for Tested Endpoints.

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  • 27-March-2017

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    Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)

    The OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) ensure the generation of high quality and reliable test data related to the safety of industrial chemical substances and preparations. The principles have been created in the context of harmonising testing procedures for the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD).

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  • 27-March-2017

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    OECD Good Laboratory Practice: Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

    GLP issues raised by testing labs are covered in this comprehensive list of questions and answers, recently updated with questions related to Validation of Software Programmes which Support OECD Test Guidelines

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  • 24-March-2017

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    Environment, Health and Safety News

    This March newsletter provides an update on the recent events and activities of the Environment, Health and Safety Programme of the OECD.

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