This short survey aims to gather feedback from a wide range of stakeholders on the OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accidents Prevention, Preparedness. The feedback received from this survey will help us making sure the new version is an improvement from the past and that it meets current needs of users.
Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) are substances that have many manufacturing and industrial applications because they impart useful properties (fire resistance and oil, stain, grease and water repellency). Some of the properties are associated with environmental and human health concerns. To support a global transition towards safer alternatives, this Portal facilitates the exchange of information.
Version 4.1 of the QSAR Toolbox is now released to include new features (update of existing profilers and metabolic simulators, new database, importation to IUCLID 6, alert performance functionality, new graphical visualisation) and the implementation of past functionalities (save-load documents, load lists of chemicals with CAS or SMILES, access to data and knowledge via Web Services.
IPCheM is a single access point for locating and accessing chemical monitoring data across all media in the EU. Operated by the European Commission in collaboration with European Union Agencies, it is developed to address the lack of information on the chemical exposure and burden on the humans and the environment, recognised as the major gap in the knowledge base for chemical policies in several policy documents in the past 15 years.
The OECD assist governments to implement policies and practices that embody Best Available Techniques (or similar concepts) to prevent and control industrial emissions.
OECD works with member countries and other stakeholders to cooperatively assess the hazards of industrial chemicals to generate OECD-agreed assessments that are available to the public and that can be used for priority setting, risk assessment and other activities within national or regional programmes.
OECD major events and activities relating to biotechnologies: latest developments are updated biannually in this Newsletter.
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.
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
Guidance on principles for reporting defined approaches within IATA and an associated template have been published. A second guidance document illustrates how the reporting templates can be used to document a number of defined approaches (and information sources used within) in the area of skin sensitisation. This is exemplified via 12 case studies for skin sensitisation.