Latest Documents


  • 14-February-2013

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    Guidance on Sample Preparation and Dosimetry for the Safety Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials

    This is a guidance on sample preparation and dosimetry, to which special attention should be paid when testing nanomaterials for human health and environmental safety endpoints.

  • 1-February-2013

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    Consensus document on composition of new soybean varieties: food and feed nutrients, anti-nutrients, toxicants and allergens

    This revised document supplies basic information (compositional considerations, key constituents), useful in risk/safety assessment of food and feed using new varieties of soybean (Glycine max.). This updated publication replaces the original issue of 2001.

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  • 31-January-2013

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    Update of Test Guidelines and the Mutual Acceptance of Data

    In 2012, the Joint Meeting agreed on the status of deleted and former versions of Test Guidelines with regards to the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD). An 18-month transitional period between the Council Decision and the effective date of deletion was agreed, after which no new test using the deleted or the former version of a Test Guideline can be initiated.

  • 31-January-2013

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    Consensus document on the biology of the Brassica crops

    This Biosafety Document is intended to supply basic information (biology mainly), useful in environmental risk/safety assessment. Agriculture plant species of Brassica genus are cropped worldwide as oilseeds, vegetables and for other uses.

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  • 31-January-2013

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    The first update to the third generation of the OECD QSAR Toolbox is now available

    30/01/2013 –The first update to the third generation of the QSAR Toolbox (version 3.1) has now been released containing improved search functionalities, interface improvement, a new database for observed rat in vivo metabolism; updated auto oxidation and metabolism simulators; updated DNA binding profiler and additional ways of expressing mixtures composition.

  • 31-January-2013

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    Updated training material for the third generation of the QSAR Toolbox is now available.

    30/01/2013 – Recently the OECD release the third generation of the QSAR Toolbox. The existing tutorials and videos have now been updated according to the new version of the QSAR Toolbox to help the user building categories that are mechanistically and structurally robust to maximise success in filling data gaps for the endpoint of interest. Mid next year the OECD is planning to release additional training material.

  • 30-January-2013

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    QSAR Release notes 3.1

    The Toolbox 3.1 installation is a minor update distributed as a standalone installation as well as a patch to Toolbox 3.0. When applying patch, upon first start of the application, an update procedure will be performed on the database. It is a onetime operation that should not be canceled.

  • 16-January-2013

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    Guidance Document on Assays for Testing The Efficacy of Baits against Cockroaches

    This document provides guidance on conducting laboratory tests to determine and assess the efficacy of test substances and/or the effectiveness of test products used as baits for the control of cockroach species in indoor environments.

  • 16-January-2013

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    Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides (EPA HHBP) now searchable on eChemPortal

    US Environmental Protection Agency derived the Human health benchmarks for pesticides by applying the health effects data from pesticide registrations to the typical methods used for developing drinking water health advisories. It was developed to enable states, water systems and the public to better determine whether the detection of a pesticide in drinking water or source waters for drinking water may indicate a potential health risk.

  • 4-January-2013

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    Application, use and presentation of pollutant release and transfer registers (prtr) data

    This document outlines the current status of and available guidance documents/tools on the application, use and presentation of PRTR data in OECD member countries and the Commission for Environmental Co-operation based on the results of a survey conducted in November 2011.

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