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  • 7-March-2014


    Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Test Guidelines

    This document includes the conclusions and recommendations resulting from a workshop that addressed the ecotoxicology and environmental fate of manufactured nanomaterials, and in particular the applicability of existing OECD Test Guidelines (TG) related to these topics. A number of TG developments are underway at OECD as a follow-up to these recommendations.

  • 24-February-2014


    Help us to help you. A new survey is on-line to collect eChemPortal user feedback

    eChemPortal uses are encouraged to respond to the on-line survey. Your use of the portal, your expectations, information, substance search, property search, structure search, design and layout. Your answers will help us improve eChemPortal - the Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances, worldwide source of information about chemicals from authorities and international organisations, to meet your needs.

  • 19-December-2013


    Report of the 4th OECD BioPesticides Steering Group seminar on trichoderma spp. for use in plant protection products

    This Bio-pesticides seminar report presents an overview of similarities and differences between species and strains within the Trichoderma genus. This fungus illustrates many general issues related to the use of micro-organisms for pest management.

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  • 19-November-2013


    Consensus document on the biology of sugarcane (Saccharum spp.)

    This new document is available as a tool for environmental safety assessment of new varieties of sugarcane derived from modern biotechnology. Given the large production of this crop worldwide, its biosafety will be an important issue for many countries.

  • 25-October-2013


    Environment, Health and Safety News

    This newsletter provides an update on the main events and activities of the Environment, Health and Safety Programme of the OECD.

  • 15-October-2013


    OECD’s chemical hazard assessment programme to shift focus

    The OECD is to review its chemical hazard assessment programme with the aim of providing a more specialised service for member countries from 2015.

  • 7-October-2013


    Emission scenario document for wood preservatives

    The OECD has published a revision of the 2003 Emission Scenario Document on Wood Preservatives to take into account the experience gained in working with the 2003 ESD. The document has been totally restructured, emission scenarios have been updated and new, niche scenarios have been added. The document is an essential tool for Member countries working in the area of biocidal products assessment.

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  • 23-September-2013


    Assessing the risk of chemicals to children’s health: an OECD-wide survey

    This document outlines the methodologies and tools currently used to assess the risk of chemicals to children’s health and also identifies possible needs for additional guidance or tools based on the results of an on-line survey conducted in November 2011. The following areas of risk assessment are covered: definitions, hazard and exposure assessment, risk characterisation, cohort studies and combined exposure to multiple chemicals.

  • 20-September-2013


    OECD countries address the safety of manufactured nanomaterials

    The OECD has recommended its Member Countries apply existing international and national chemical regulatory frameworks to manage the risks associated with manufactured nanomaterials.

  • 18-September-2013


    Low-level presence of transgenic plants in seed and grain commodities: Environmental risk/safety Assessment, and availability and use of information

    This Biosafety document aims to serve as an aid to risk assessors and regulators; providing guidance on handling the aspects of an environmental safety assessment, accessing and using information in situations of low-level presence (LLP) of transgenic plants in seed and grain commodities.

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