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  • 21-September-2011

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    Public availability of national/regional GHS classifications

    Classification and labeling of chemicals according to the UN Globally Harmonised System (GHS). Several OECD member countries and other organisations have made their GHS classifications public through the internet. This web page outlines the current status based on a survey performed in 2011.

  • 20-September-2011

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    The OECD QSAR Toolbox for Grouping Chemicals into Categories

    The Toolbox is a free software application intended to be used by governments, chemical industry and other stakeholders in filling gaps in (eco)toxicity data needed for assessing the hazards of chemicals. The Toolbox incorporates information and tools from various sources into a logical workflow.

  • 20-September-2011

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    Outcome of the OECD workshop on metals specificities in environmental risk assessment

    This page summarises the goals of the workshop on metals specificities in environmental risk assessment, and also contains presentations made by speakers.

  • 16-September-2011

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    OECD Guidelines for the testing of chemicals and related documents

    The OECD Guidelines for the testing of chemicals are a collection of the most relevant internationally agreed testing methods used by governments, industry and independent laboratories to assess the safety of chemical products.

  • 12-September-2011

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    Chemicals: Argentina joins OECD agreement on mutual acceptance of chemical safety data

    Argentina has joined the OECD system for the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) in the Assessment of Chemicals. Through MAD, Argentina’s non-clinical safety data related to the protection of human health and the environment must be accepted by OECD and other adhering countries.

  • 28-July-2011

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    Case Study: Assessment of an Extended Chemical Category, the Short-chain Methacrylates, Targeted on Bioaccumulation

    This case study intends to illustrate this concept for the short chain methacrylates,originally composed of four chemicals, for the bioaccumulation endpoint. The OECD QSAR Toolbox identified about 160 chemicals potentially falling within the applicability domain of the original category, and the hypothesis tested in this case study is the possibility to predict the bioaccumulation potential for untested members of the category. The

  • 26-July-2011

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    Agricultural Pesticides

    The Pesticide Programme of the OECD looks to help governments co-operate in assessing and reducing the risks of agricultural pesticides. The OECD encourages governments to share the work of pesticide registration and develops tools to monitor and minimise pesticide risk to health and the environment.

  • 26-July-2011

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    Biocides

    The objective of the OECD Biocide Programme is to attain a harmonised approach in the regulation of biocides in all OECD countries. The OECD is thus working on harmonising the main data requirements for biocides and the methodologies for the interpretation of these data.

  • 22-July-2011

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    Series on Risk Management - Work on Methods Non-Regulatory Initiatives

    Publications in the Series on Risk Management related to Work on Methods Non-Regulatory Initiatives, including Risk Communication, Socio-Economic Analysis and Sustainable Chemistry.

  • 22-July-2011

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    PFCs: Outcome of the 2009 Survey - Survey on the Production, Use and Release of PFOS, PFAS, PFOA, PFCA, their related Substances and Products/Mixtures containing these Substances (2011)

    The OECD monitors the manufacture and use of perfluoroalkyl sulfonates (PFAS) and related chemicals including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCA) and related chemicals including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) through surveys conducted every 2-3 years. The related substances also include precursors, which are chemicals that can break down to form PFCA or PFAS. These chemicals are being monitored as they

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