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14-November-2014

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Guidance document on elements of a PRTR: Part 1

OECD countries have developed PRTR system to track releases and transfers of potentially harmful chemicals. To improve PRTR system, OECD have analysed common elements (pollutants, sectors) in different PRTR systems, mainly focus on institutional arrangement. This serves as a common framework for different PRTR system, and supporting materials for a country that intends to develop or update its PRTR.

14-November-2014

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Global PRTR, Proposal for a harmonised list of pollutant

PRTR have been established throughout the world to track releases and transfers of potentially harmful chemicals. But most of the PRTR systems were designed without considering comparability, each PRTR has its own requirement of reporting chemicals and sectors. To harmonise globally, OECD reviewed the reporting chemicals and sectors across PRTR systems and produced proposal for harmonised lists of reporting pollutants.

31-October-2014

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OECD work on pesticides and sustainable pest management: Vision for the future

A cooperative global approach to the regulation of agricultural pesticides and sustainable pest management. Pesticides are widely used in agriculture and have considerable benefits by contributing to a sustainable production of food and feed. If used improperly or in an inappropriate manner, they also can present unacceptable risks to human and animal health and to the environment.

20-October-2014

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OECD encourages the development of non-animal test methods for the detection of thyroid disrupters

The OECD Advisory Group on Endocrine Disrupters Testing and Assessment met on 16-17 October 2014 in Paris to discuss the development and update of Test Guidelines and related documents for endocrine disrupters testing and assessment.

2-October-2014

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Report of the pilot exercise on classifications for selected chemicals assessed at CoCAM

The OECD has published a report on a pilot chemical classification exercise undertaken in 2013 and ‘14. Using a number of chemical assessments agreed in the OECD hazard assessment programme, reasons why classification proposals may differ were investigated. The report concludes on the main reasons for such differences, and recommends some measures to overcome some of them.

29-September-2014

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New, updated and corrected OECD Test Guidelines for the testing of chemicals – 26 September 2014

On 26 September 2014, the OECD Council adopted three new, five updated and one corrected OECD Test Guidelines for the testing of chemicals.

26-September-2014

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OECD Guidance on the GLP Requirements for Peer Review of Histopathology

This advisory document provides guidance on how pathology peer reviews should be planned, conducted and reported within the context of OECD Good Laboratory Practice.

25-September-2014

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OECD launches its knowledge base on Adverse Outcome Pathways

The OECD is pleased to announce, together with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the European Commission Joint Research Centre, the Adverse Outcome Pathway Knowledge Base (AOP KB). This is a web-based platform which aims to bring together all the knowledge on how chemicals can induce adverse effects, therefore providing a focal point for AOP development and dissemination.

16-September-2014

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Report of the questionnaire on regulatory regimes for manufactured nanomaterials 2010-2011

This report presents the results of a survey on Regulatory Regimes for Manufactured Nanomaterials in various OECD jurisdictions with a focus on future regulatory challenges and collaboration among countries.

15-September-2014

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Report on OECD Workshop on Children’s exposure to chemicals

This document presents the results of the workshop on children’s exposure to chemicals on 7-8 October 2013 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The main outcomes are 1) a decision tree to enable risk assessors to decide when they should perform children specific exposure and risk assessment, and 2) recommendations for further work on specific exposure assessment issues.

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