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  • 12-February-2016

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    Adverse Outcome Pathways, Molecular Screening and Toxicogenomics

    A survey on Adverse Outcome Pathways has been launched with the aim of collecting feedback from chemical safety regulators and stakeholders about how the AOP concept is being used for regulatory purposes. The survey should also help to identify priorities for the future.

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  • 11-February-2016

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    Physical-Chemical Properties of Nanomaterials: Evaluation of Methods Applied in the OECD-WPMN Testing Programme

    This new document focuses on the evaluation of test methods applied to determine the physico-chemical properties of different types of nanomaterials.

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  • 3-February-2016

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    Avian Toxicity Testing

    This work describes the various endeavours of OECD countries to develop harmonised methodologies for birds toxicity testing, including the successful outcomes or the reasons for stopping activities in some cases. The work has required commitment from countries and industry in terms of staffing and laboratory resources to perform experimental testing and generate data.

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  • 26-January-2016

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    OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals

    The OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals are a collection of the most relevant internationally agreed test methods used by government, industry and independent laboratories to determine the safety of chemicals and chemical preparations, including pesticides and industrial chemicals.

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  • 8-January-2016

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    Section 4: Health Effects

    New deadlines for comments: Test Guidelines (TG) 402 on Acute Dermal Toxicity and scoping document; Draft updated TG 412 on 28-d repeated dose inhalation toxicity study; Draft updated TG 413 on 90-d repeated dose inhalation; Draft revised TG 438 on Isolated Chicken eye test document toxicity study and Supporting document for amending Decision Criteria in TG 438.

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  • 23-December-2015

    English

    Emission Scenario Documents

    This is a list of publications under the OECD Series on Emission Scenario Documents (ESDs).

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  • 22-December-2015

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    Consensus Document on Compositional Considerations for New Varieties of Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

    This document supplies basic information useful in risk/safety assessment of food and feed using new varieties of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris): background on this major legume which is grown and consumed worldwide, compositional considerations, key constituents (nutrients, anti-nutrients, and others). Constituents to be analysed are suggested. This publication is issued in the Novel Food and Feed Safety Series.

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  • 22-December-2015

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    Consensus Document on the Biology of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)

    This publication is a tool for environmental safety assessment of COWPEA varieties. This grain legume is an important staple crop in (sub)tropical regions, in Africa mainly. It can be genetically-engineered for resistance to herbicides, pests or diseases. Biology elements useful to biosafety evaluation are detailed, e.g. taxonomy, cultivation, reproduction, genetics, hybridisation, ecology, common pests and pathogens.

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  • 22-December-2015

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    Consensus Document on the Biology of Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

    This document is a tool for environmental safety assessment of COMMON BEAN varieties. This main legume for direct human consumption worldwide can be genetically-engineered for resistance to herbicides, insects and diseases. Biology elements useful to biosafety evaluation are detailed, e.g. taxonomy, closely-related species, geographic distribution, cultivation, reproduction, genetics, hybridisation, ecology, common pests and pathogens.

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  • 3-December-2015

    English

    Fundamental and Guiding Principles for (Q)SAR Analysis of Chemical Carcinogens with Mechanistic Considerations

    The OECD has published fundamental and guiding principles to facilitate the application of QSAR methods to the risk assessment of chemicals. The main focus is on the critical role of mechanistic consideration in improving various (Q)SAR approaches and possible integrative approaches of combining chemoinformatics and bioinformatics.

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