The purpose of this Series is to provide up-to-date information on the OECD activities related to testing and assessment of chemicals.
The Decision-Recommendation on the Co-operative Investigation and Risk Reduction of Chemicals revises and replaces a 1991 Decision-Recommendation of the Council. The Decision-Recommendation is composed of two parts: Part A focuses on the development of harmonised hazard and exposure assessment methodologies for chemicals and Part B focuses on risk prevention and reduction.
Two new reports have been released in the Series on Pesticides: A Guidance Document for the Assessment of the Equivalence of Technical Grade Active Ingredients for Identical Microbial Strains and Isolates and a Guidance Document on Residues in Rotational Crops.
The purpose of this Series is to provide up-to-date information on the OECD activities related to human health and environmental safety. Read our latest report on "Evaluation of in vitro methods for human hazard assessment applied in the OECD Testing Programme for the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials".
The OECD welcomed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Guangdong Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the OECD which will support China’s efforts in chemicals regulation and policy making.
This new Advisory Document provides clarity for test facilities on the expectations of national Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliance monitoring authorities regarding how test items are transported, received, identified, labelled, sampled, handled, stored, characterised, archived and disposed according to the Principles of OECD GLP.
This new council act recommends that Member countries take steps to establish, as appropriate, implement and make publicly available a pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR) system using the principles and information set forth in the OECD Guidance Documents on PRTRs.
Ten years ago, OECD started to develop tools to avoid market monopoly as far as possible, to avoid abusive situations and to maintain transparency in OECD Test Guidelines containing Intellectual Property (IP) elements. Find out how the OECD address protected elements in OECD Test Guidelines.
The Information Exchange Webinar for Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATA) Related Projects aimed to share experiences in IATA related activities and to identify synergies and areas for collaboration between OECD IATA working groups. Missed the webinar ? Watch the video recordings.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is being used in fluoropolymer production, as surface treatment agents and for the manufacture of side-chain fluorinated polymers. However, there is evidence that PFOA and its salts have a number of hazardous properties that may cause harm to human health and the environment. This report evaluates existing economic assessments and valuations of impacts arising from PFOA and its salts.