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  • 23-September-2014


    Biobased Chemicals and Bioplastics: Finding the Right Policy Balance

    Several OECD countries have published their plans for the development of a future bioeconomy, in which bio-based materials and production techniques will contribute significantly to economic and environmental sustainability. The case for support for bio-based chemicals and plastics therefore warrants serious attention.

  • 16-September-2014


    Report of the questionnaire on regulatory regimes for manufactured nanomaterials 2010-2011

    This report presents the results of a survey on Regulatory Regimes for Manufactured Nanomaterials in various OECD jurisdictions with a focus on future regulatory challenges and collaboration among countries.

  • 15-September-2014


    Report on OECD Workshop on Children’s exposure to chemicals

    This document presents the results of the workshop on children’s exposure to chemicals on 7-8 October 2013 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The main outcomes are 1) a decision tree to enable risk assessors to decide when they should perform children specific exposure and risk assessment, and 2) recommendations for further work on specific exposure assessment issues.

  • 20-August-2014


    Consensus document on the biology of Eucalyptus spp.

    This publication is a tool for environmental safety assessment of EUCALYPTUS novel lines. Planted in the tropics and sub-tropics, E. species can be genetically-engineered for resistance to disease/drought/cold/salinity, or lower lignin content. Elements useful to biosafety evaluation are detailed, e.g. Eucalyptus taxonomy, origin, reproduction, genetics, hybridisation, ecology, allergens-toxins, beneficial chemical products, breeding.

  • 7-August-2014


    Report of an OECD survey on risk management/mitigation approaches and options related to agricultural pesticide use near residential areas

    This report of a survey collates member countries’ approaches to manage and mitigate the risk of pesticide use near residential areas.

  • 7-August-2014


    Report of an OECD survey on the assessment of the risks from obsolete pesticides in OECD countries

    OECD has published a report of a survey that provides information and recommendations on how to deal with stocks of “obsolete” pesticides in OECD member (and partner) countries. Such pesticides’ obsolescence can arise for a number of reasons including product deterioration, product de-registration, and product revision.

  • 31-July-2014


    Nanotechnology and tyres: Greening industry and transport

    The report presents the potential of new nanomaterials and highlights the remaining challenges for their safe and sustainable introduction in the tyre industry.

  • 18-July-2014


    Guidance document on an integrated approach on testing and assessment (IATA) for skin corrosion and irritation

    This guidance document proposes an integrated approach on testing and assessment for skin corrosion and irritation, in view of replacing the "testing and evaluation strategy" provided in the supplement to OECD TG404 (to be updated), provides information on key performance characteristics of each information source comprising the IATA, and guidance on how to integrate information for decision making for classification and labeling.

  • 16-July-2014


    OECD GLP: Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

    This webpage gives information about a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) raised by testing laboratories about implementation of GLP, along with responses prepared by the Working Group on GLP. This current version concerns questions about Quality Assurance, and the FAQ document will be amended, from time-to-time, to include new questions and answers.

  • 15-July-2014


    Report of the OECD expert meeting on the physical chemical properties of manufactured nanomaterials and test guidelines

    This report includes the conclusions and recommendation of an expert workshop on Physical-Chemical Properties of Manufactured Nanomaterials and Test Guidelines organized by OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials. The workshop addressed issues relevant to the physical-chemical properties of manufactured nanomaterials from a regulatory perspective point with a view to the need for new or adapted test guidelines.

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