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  • 19-July-2016

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    Testing Programme of Manufactured Nanomaterials

    The safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials is an important concern impacting regulatory bodies throughout the world. Due to their size, Manufactured Nanomaterials may require additional testing beyond the standard suite of tests used for other chemicals, to ensure that the impact on human health and the environment is fully understood - download Manufactured Nanomaterials Dossiers or search for Tested Endpoints.

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  • 12-July-2016

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    Publications in the Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials

    This document provides background information on activities related to manufactured nanomaterials, as well as other activities on nanotechnologies at the international level. The information provided in this document captures OECD activities before and after the 15th WPMN meeting (November 2015).

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  • 11-July-2016

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    The OECD QSAR Toolbox

    Version 3.4 of the QSAR Toolbox has just been released including new metadata fields, three new databases, one new profiler and one new metabolic simulator, as well as the possibility of locating QSAR methods in the endpoint tree.

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  • 7-July-2016

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    Adverse Outcome Pathways, Molecular Screening and Toxicogenomics

    A survey on Adverse Outcome Pathways has been launched with the aim of collecting feedback from chemical safety regulators and stakeholders about how the AOP concept is being used for regulatory purposes. The survey should also help to identify priorities for the future.

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  • 5-July-2016

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    Environment, Health and Safety News

    This July newsletter provides an update on the recent events and activities of the Environment, Health and Safety Programme of the OECD.

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  • 5-July-2016

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    Consensus Documents for the Work on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology: Biology of plants

    This document is a tool for the environmental safety assessment of SORGHUM. Ranked fifth in worldwide in cereal production, sorghum is used as a staple food for millions in Africa and Asia, as well as being processed for sweeteners or ethanol. The biology elements useful in biosafety evaluation are detailed, e.g. taxonomy, geographic distribution, cultivation, genetics, ecology, common pests and pathogens.

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  • 1-July-2016

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    Section 4: Health Effects

    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.

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  • 27-June-2016

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    Draft documents for public comments

    This page contains a list of the Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals.

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  • 31-May-2016

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    German database Information system für gefährliche Stoffe IGS

    German database Information system für gefährliche Stoffe IGS is now linked to eChemPortal. The IGS provides public access to a variety of information on chemical and microbiological substances mostly in German. The focus is on regulatory information reflecting German and European, as well as Swiss, US and selected other legislation and assessments. Beside this, information on substance data and emergency procedures is available.

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  • 12-May-2016

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    OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals

    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.

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