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  • 19-June-2015

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    Policy Drivers and Chemicals Management

    Based on submissions provided by member countries, the analysis outlines experiences that can assist member countries in developing efficient and effective regulatory regimes. These include experiences regarding transitioning to a new chemical management regime and the (re)assessment of historical chemical approvals/notifications; and comparing policy objectives of different countries’ chemical management regimes.

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  • 4-March-2015

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    Substitution of hazardous chemicals

    As interest in the substitution of harmful chemicals continues to grow in industry, NGOs and the public sector, organisations are seeking guidance on the selection of appropriate methods and tools. OECD is responding to this need.

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  • 30-January-2015

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    OECD Substitution and Alternatives Assessment Toolbox

    This toolbox is a compilation of resources relevant to chemical substitution and alternatives assessments. Alternative assessments are processes for identifying, comparing and selecting safer alternatives to replace hazardous chemicals with the objective of promoting sustainable production and consumption.

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  • 23-May-2014

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    Removal/emission predictions of wastewater treatment for exposure assessment and Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

    This document compiles information on the current methodologies, tools and models and helps readers identify appropriate models/ and methodologies for estimating substance-specific removal/emissions from wastewater treatment systems. It could support efforts to improve these models and tools.

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  • 6-December-2013

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    Substitution of hazardous chemicals

    As interest in the substitution of harmful chemicals continues to grow in industry, NGOs and the public sector, organizations are seeking guidance on the selection of appropriate methods and tools. OECD is responding to this need.

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  • 20-September-2013

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    Synthesis paper on per and polyfluorinated chemicals

    This document provides an overview of the current understanding of Perfluorinated Chemicals, particularly long-chain ones, regarding their major historical and current uses, scientific information about their relevance for human health and the environment, alternatives and regulatory approaches.

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  • 20-August-2013

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    Environment, Health and Safety Briefs: Perfluorinated Chemicals

    This brief on the EHS Perfluorinated Chemicals programme shows the objectives, outcomes and benefits of the programme.

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  • 27-January-2012

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    The Role of Government Policy in Supporting the Adoption of Green/Sustainable Chemistry Innovations

    This report was initiated by the OECD’s Sustainable Chemistry Issue Team. Previous work within the OECD attempted to use patent data to better understand innovative activity in sustainable chemistry. However, more information and analysis is needed to understand the dynamics of innovation in this area, especially from the industrial perspective. In order to begin the process in a preliminary way, researchers from the Yale Center for

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  • 28-July-2011

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    Case Study: Assessment of an Extended Chemical Category, the Short-chain Methacrylates, Targeted on Bioaccumulation

    This case study intends to illustrate this concept for the short chain methacrylates,originally composed of four chemicals, for the bioaccumulation endpoint. The OECD QSAR Toolbox identified about 160 chemicals potentially falling within the applicability domain of the original category, and the hypothesis tested in this case study is the possibility to predict the bioaccumulation potential for untested members of the category. The

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  • 22-July-2011

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    Need for Research and Development Programmes in Sustainable Chemistry (2002)

    A workshop was held in Tokyo (11-12 October 2000) to develop background material for a guidance document that can assist OECD countries and others develop effective research and development programmes within the context of sustainable chemistry (e.g., an institution which is researching improvements to a specific industrial process). This guidance document is based on the discussions inTokyo, and additional input by OECD Member

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