The OECD Environmental, Health and Safety programme has been helping member countries to make better use of increased knowledge of how chemicals induce adverse effects in humans and wildlife, through the so-called Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOP). The OECD work on AOP development at a glance: everything you will remember in one click and 5 minutes.
The Draft Revised Guidance Document 160 on the BCOP and ICE Test Methods: Collection of Tissues for Histological Evaluation and Collection of Data is open for public comments until 21 February 2017.
The OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals are a collection of the most relevant internationally agreed test methods used by government, industry and independent laboratories to determine the safety of chemicals and chemical preparations, including pesticides and industrial chemicals.
This guidance provides an overarching framework on how to apply available tools to assess the bioavailability of metals in the context of ecological risk assessment.
Participants from 15 countries attended the Workshop on Developmental Neurotoxicity: The use of non-animal test methods for regulatory purposes” on 18 October 2016, in Belgium. The event, co-organised by the OECD and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), focused on opportunities and challenges related to alternative methods for testing and assessing the DNT potential of chemicals.
The OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) ensure the generation of high quality and reliable test data related to the safety of industrial chemical substances and preparations. The principles have been created in the context of harmonising testing procedures for the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD).
The OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals is a collection of about 150 of the most relevant internationally agreed testing methods used by government, industry and independent laboratories to identify and characterise potential hazards of chemicals. Every year new and updated Test Guidelines are adopted to meet the regulatory needs in OECD member countries. The most recent Test Guidelines were adopted in July 2016.
New deadlines for comments: Draft updated TG 492 on RhCE for eye hazard potential and draft updated performance standards for the validation of similar methods. The deadline for public comments of 3 October 2016.
The OECD Guidelines for the testing of chemicals are a collection of the most relevant internationally agreed testing methods used by governments, industry and independent laboratories to assess the safety of chemical products. The current work plan has just been published.
This page contains a list of the Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals.