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  • 18-July-2014


    Guidance document on an integrated approach on testing and assessment (IATA) for skin corrosion and irritation

    This guidance document proposes an integrated approach on testing and assessment for skin corrosion and irritation, in view of replacing the "testing and evaluation strategy" provided in the supplement to OECD TG404 (to be updated), provides information on key performance characteristics of each information source comprising the IATA, and guidance on how to integrate information for decision making for classification and labeling.

  • 18-July-2014


    Nanotechnology and Tyres - Greening Industry and Transport

    New nanomaterials offer promising avenues for future innovation, which can contribute towards the sustainability and resource efficiency of the tyre industry. Yet uncertainty over environmental health and safety (EHS) risks appears to be a main and continuous concern for the development of new nanomaterials in tyre production, even for those closest to market. Lack of sector-specific guidance represents a major gap.


  • 16-July-2014


    OECD GLP: Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

    This webpage gives information about a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) raised by testing laboratories about implementation of GLP, along with responses prepared by the Working Group on GLP. This current version concerns questions about Quality Assurance, and the FAQ document will be amended, from time-to-time, to include new questions and answers.

  • 15-July-2014


    Report of the OECD expert meeting on the physical chemical properties of manufactured nanomaterials and test guidelines

    This report includes the conclusions and recommendation of an expert workshop on Physical-Chemical Properties of Manufactured Nanomaterials and Test Guidelines organized by OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials. The workshop addressed issues relevant to the physical-chemical properties of manufactured nanomaterials from a regulatory perspective point with a view to the need for new or adapted test guidelines.

  • 8-July-2014


    Weight of evidence assessment for the skin sensitisation potential of 4-isopropylaniline

    This OECD monograph demonstrates how a chemical hazard assessment that considers and ranks all available relevant information - a so-called weight of evidence approach - can be constructed to conclude on a particular hazard endpoint for a chemical, in this case, skin sensitisation for 4-isopropylaniline.

  • 4-July-2014

    English, PDF, 1,348kb

    Biotechnology Update – OECD ICGB Newsletter No 27

    OECD major events and activities relating to biotechnologies: latest developments are updated biannually in this Newsletter

  • 27-June-2014


    Green growth: chemical safety and biosafety

    Predicting the properties of chemicals without animal testing, substitution of hazardous substances, the sustainable use of manufactured nanomaterials or integrated pest management are some examples of the way OECD work on chemical safety and biosafety is contributing to green growth.

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  • 19-June-2014


    Consensus document on the biology of cassava

    This document is a tool for environmental safety assessment of novel varieties of Cassava derived from modern biotechnology. Cassava is a key staple crop in Africa, Asia and Latin America, this document will be useful to many readers interested in biosafety issues.

  • 3-June-2014


    The Global Harmonised Submission Transport Standard (GHSTS) has been published

    The first version of the Globally Harmonised Submission and Transport Standard was published May 2014. The GHSTS is a standardised set of technical specifications used to assemble electronic files for any pesticide package in a predefined manner. Once the files are assembled according to the specifications, they can be transferred from a business entity to a regulatory authority and can be extracted for use in a regulatory process.

  • 23-May-2014


    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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