Risk management of chemicals

Focus

  • Portal on Per and Poly Fluorinated Chemicals

    The OECD/UNEP Global Perfluorinated Chemicals Group launched a new version of its Portal on Per and Poly-Fluorinated Chemicals. With an improved design, this new Portal aims to facilitate the exchange of information on PFASs to support a global transition towards safer alternatives. 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).

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  • Economic Features of Chemical Leasing

    The OECD report "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.

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  • Costs and Benefits of Managing Chemicals

    This work supports the socio-economic analysis of management of chemicals by allowing a better quantification and monetisation of health and environmental impacts.

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OECD assists countries in developing methodologies for both governments and industry to manage risks posed by chemicals and, when appropriate, to harmonise risk management activities on particular chemicals.

 

Projects

Substitution of harmful chemicals

 


harmful chemicalsOECD has established an Ad Hoc Group on the Substitution of Harmful Chemicals with the goal of furthering tools and approaches to support decision making for the substitution of chemicals of concern.

Sustainable Chemistry

 


sustainable chemistrySustainable chemistry encompasses the design, manufacture and use of efficient, effective, safe and more environmentally benign chemical products and processes. ‌‌‌‌‌‌

Perfluorinated Chemicals

 


PFCsThe OECD/UNEP Global Perfluorinated Chemicals Group was established to facilitate the exchange of information on PFCs and to support a global transition towards safer alternatives.‌‌

 

 Best Available Techniques to Prevent & Control Industrial Chemical Pollution


Icon BAT Best Available Techniques The overall objective of the project is to assist governments to implement policies and practices that embody BAT (or similar concepts) to prevent and control industrial emissions.

Classification and Labelling



classification and labellingThe OECD actively aims to harmonise the international classification of hazardous chemicals. Classification divides chemical substances and mixtures into different categories, based on their physical properties and health and environmental hazards.‌‌‌

Costs and benefits of managing chemicals


Cost and benefits of managing chemicalsThis work supports the socio-economic analysis of management of chemicals by allowing a better quantification and monetisation of health and environmental impacts.


   
 

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