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  • 26-January-2021

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    Webinar Series on Testing and Assessment Methodologies

    Join our webinar where we will discuss the scope and use of the recently released guidance document No. 317 on aquatic and sediment ecotoxicity testing of nanomaterials. The guidance addresses practical aspects of carrying out valid tests on nanomaterials, and modifications or additions to OECD Test Guidelines procedures intended to improve the accuracy of test results.

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  • 20-January-2021

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    Section 4: Health Effects

    Interested parties are invited to send their comments on Test Guideline No. 406: Skin sensitisation. Comments should be sent by 1 March 2021.

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  • 12-January-2021

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    Safety of novel foods and feeds and on the harmonisation of regulatory oversight in biotechnology

    POTATO, whose tubers are used worldwide for foods, feeds and industrial uses, is the fourth global staple crop after rice, wheat and maize. This consensus document, a revision of the original 2002 publication, includes the latest information on the composition of potato such as nutrients, toxicants, allergens, anti-nutrients and other plant metabolites.

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  • 21-December-2020

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    Draft Guidance and Review Documents/Monographs

    Interested parties are invited to send their comments on the Draft Review Paper Retinoid Pathway Signalling by 12 February 2021.

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  • 11-December-2020

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    OECD Biotechnology Update

    Read our newsletter to stay up-to-date with all the latest OECD work on biotechnology.

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  • 9-December-2020

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    Publications in the series on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

    This document presents a summary of the major release estimation techniques used to estimate non-point emissions to air and water, an overview of OECD country programmes and information on relevant contacts and documentation. It provides a catalogue of available techniques to estimate releases (emissions) from diffuse (non-point) sources, and to summarise the pertinent information needed to apply them.

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  • 17-November-2020

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    OECD Work Related to Bees/Pollinators

    There have been reports these last years of declines in native and managed pollinators in several regions of the world. Potential factors associated with these declines are hypothesised to include habitat destruction, predators, certain agricultural practices, bee management practices, pathogens, climate change, nutrition and pesticides. There is uncertainty regarding the extent to which pesticides contribute to pollinator declines.

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  • 13-November-2020

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    The costs and benefits of regulating chemicals

    The OECD has set up the SWACHE project to establish internationally comparable values for the willingness-to-pay (WTP) to avoid negative health effects due to exposure to chemicals. The health effects valued include asthma, fertility loss, IQ loss, chronic kidney disease, and very low birth weight.

  • 12-November-2020

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    OECD Work Related to Endocrine Disrupters

    The OECD has published the Revised Guidance Document 150 on Standardised Test Guidelines for Evaluating Chemicals for Endocrine Disruption originally published in 2012 and updated in 2018 to reflect new and updated OECD test guidelines, as well as reflect on scientific advances in the use of test methods and assessment of the endocrine activity of chemicals.

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  • 4-November-2020

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    Chemical Safety and Biosafety Progress Report

    The Chemical Safety and Biosafety Progress Report is released every eight months. Its purpose is to provide an update on the projects, events and activities. Information on new publications as well as dates and venues of upcoming events and meetings are given.

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