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  • 5-November-2012

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    OECD improves tool to predict the hazards of chemicals

    Governments and the chemical industry spend millions of dollars every year testing the safety of chemicals that people use in their everyday lives. Computer modelling, through the OECD-designed QSAR Toolbox software, now replaces many of the tests traditionally done in the laboratory. This allows regulators and industry to save money and use fewer animals to predict the hazardous properties of chemicals.

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  • 3-October-2012

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    Ten new, updated, or corrected Test Guidelines have been adopted by the OECD Council

    The new Test Guidelines are: TG 457 and TG 460. The updated Test Guidelines are TG 109, TG 114, TG 229, TG 211, TG 305, TG 455, and TG 405. The corrected Test Guideline is TG 443

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  • 1-October-2012

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    Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the OECD Clearing House on New Chemicals Parallel Process

    This document provides detailed guidance for both new chemical notifiers and jurisdictions who wish to participate in a “parallel process” which enables a company to declare to all affected countries at the time of first notification that it wants them to cooperate and share information. The hazard assessment is developed by the ‘lead’ jurisdiction and then utilized by other participating jurisdictions.

  • 25-September-2012

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    The IOMC Toolbox was launched at the 3rd International Conference on Chemicals Management

    The IOMC Toolbox is an internet-based tool that enables countries to identify the most relevant and efficient tools to address specific national problems in chemicals management. Developed by the IOMC, this proof-of-concept focuses on a national management scheme for pesticides, an occupational health and safety system as well as a chemical accidents prevention, preparedness and response system for major hazards.

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  • 11-September-2012

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    Six Years of OECD Work on The Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Achievements and Future Opportunities

    This communication outlines the achievements made so far by OECD in addressing the human health and environmental safety implications of manufactured nanomaterials

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  • 9-August-2012

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    Guidance Document for Demonstrating Efficacy of Pool and Spa Disinfectants and Field Testing

    This Guidance Document describes how applicants could demonstrate that a proposed new pool and spa disinfectant would satisfy the regulator’s efficacy criteria. While meeting the performance characteristics can be expected to satisfy the regulator’s efficacy requirements, the regulator may choose to consider alternative scientific information and argument aimed at satisfying the efficacy criteria.

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