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This document is a report of the WHO OECD ILSI/HESI International Workshop on Risk Assessment of Combined Exposures to Multiple Chemicals which was held on 15-16 February 2011 in Paris, France. The workshop was held following the proposal from the 45th OECD Joint Meeting of the Chemicals Committee and Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology in February 2010.
The 2007 OECD List of High Production Volume Chemicals in the PDF version. The list in this document contains those chemicals which are produced or imported at levels greater than 1,000 tonnes per year in at least one member country/region.
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Explanatory note for the use of the template for drafting SIDS Initial Assessment Reports (SIAR) for chemicals within the OECD Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Programme.
2011 was the 40th anniversary of work on chemical safety at OECD. Since its establishment in 1971 the work has grown into the Environment, Health and Safety programme (EHS), now including chemicals, pesticides and biotechnology.
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This brochure details the work and evolution of the Environment, Health and Safety Division's work on Chemicals over the last 40 years.
This guidance document was prepared to support joint reviews in order to maximize opportunities of work-sharing arrangements between regulatory authorities in OECD countries.
The OECD brings together government officials and stakeholders who review and assess notifications from companies who wish to market new chemicals and explores ways to share such work and harmonize activities to reduce work for governments and costs for industry.
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This report analyses the rigorous and comprehensive system for assessing and managing chemicals that helps governments and industry save about EUR 150 million each year, through "work sharing" facilitated by the OECD.
Brazil has joined an OECD chemical testing agreement that allows countries to share and accept each other’s results, saving money for governments and industry and reducing the risk of trade disputes.
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The workshop provided advice on the role and value of a PRTR as a tool for environmental policy and addressed the challenges and opportunities for introducing a system in the region that meets national needs. The meeting agenda and list of participants can be found in Annex 1. A list of papers submitted to the workshop can be found in Annex II.