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The aim of the OECD Risk Management Programme is to develop methodologies to support government and industry efforts to manage risks posed by chemicals, and, when appropriate, to harmonise risk management activities on particular chemicals.
Sustainable chemistry is a scientific concept that seeks to improve the efficiency with which natural resources are used to meet human needs for chemical products and services. Sustainable chemistry encompasses the design, manufacture and use of efficient, effective, safe and more environmentally benign chemical products and processes.
The OECD is developing proposals for classification criteria and labelling in the area of health and environmental hazards, at the request of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the GHS. A Task Force on Harmonization of Classification and Labelling has been established to coordinate the technical work carried out by the experts.
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The workshop provided advice on the role and value of a PRTR as a tool for environmental policy and addressed the challenges and opportunities for introducing a system in the region that meets national needs. The meeting agenda and list of participants can be found in Annex 1. A list of papers submitted to the workshop can be found in Annex II.
Hazard Assessment of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and its Salts for human health and the environment, as a result of its investigation in the OECD Existing Chemicals Programme.
Development of this siteThis website has been developed by the Issue Team on Sustainable Chemistry which is part of the OECD Environment, Health and Safety Programme. Germany served as a lead country in the development of this website.
Purpose of the Sustainable Chemistry PlatformThis site was set up to facilitate information exchange, review of new developments and further elaboration of incentives for Sustainable Chemistry and to
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The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to governments which would like to develop their own programmes to promote R&D in sustainable chemistry that take account of national priorities and policies.
This Emission Scenario Document (ESD) is intended to provide information to be used for risk assessment for active substances and products used as biocidal (i.e. non agricultural) insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods (in the EU, product type 18 [PT18] ). Biocidal products marketed as insecticides are used in many different applications. They may be used indoors (within buildings), outdoors (around
This report presents the main generic management system standards (i.e. those MS standards used internationally and across business sectors) with special reference to the chemical industry.
The Resource Centre provides a clearinghouse of guidance manuals/documents ofrelease estimation techniques for the principal pollutant release and transfer registers developed by OECD member countries. The manuals and documents include descriptive information on the sources of pollution and the pollutants that are released, as well as information on emission factors, mass balance methods, engineering calculations, and monitoring