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  • 28-September-2011

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    Emission Scenario Document on the Chemical Industry

    This document is based on a report produced by P. van der Poel and J. Bakker of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the Netherlands, and overseen by the OECD Task Force on Environmental Exposure Assessment (TFEEA) . The first draft was submitted in June 2003. The TFEEA discussed the first draft at the 11th meeting September 2003 and the second draft at the 12th meeting in September 2004. The draft was

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 22-July-2011

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    Results of Survey on Production and Use of PFOs, PFAs and PFOA, related Substances and Products/Mixtures containing these Substances (2005)

    This document presents the results of the survey of production and use information on Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS), Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonate (PFAS), Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), related substances and products/mixtures containing these substances. The document was prepared by Australia on the basis of the responses received by 10th September 2004. The responses received after this date as well as a compilation of detailed

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