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7-August-2014

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Report of an OECD survey on the assessment of the risks from obsolete pesticides in OECD countries

OECD has published a report of a survey that provides information and recommendations on how to deal with stocks of “obsolete” pesticides in OECD member (and partner) countries. Such pesticides’ obsolescence can arise for a number of reasons including product deterioration, product de-registration, and product revision.

31-July-2014

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Nanotechnology and tyres: Greening industry and transport

The report presents the potential of new nanomaterials and highlights the remaining challenges for their safe and sustainable introduction in the tyre industry.

18-July-2014

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Guidance document on an integrated approach on testing and assessment (IATA) for skin corrosion and irritation

This guidance document proposes an integrated approach on testing and assessment for skin corrosion and irritation, in view of replacing the "testing and evaluation strategy" provided in the supplement to OECD TG404 (to be updated), provides information on key performance characteristics of each information source comprising the IATA, and guidance on how to integrate information for decision making for classification and labeling.

17-July-2014

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Nanotechnology and Tyres - Greening Industry and Transport - en

New nanomaterials offer promising avenues for future innovation, which can contribute towards the sustainability and resource efficiency of the tyre industry. Yet uncertainty over environmental health and safety (EHS) risks appears to be a main and continuous concern for the development of new nanomaterials in tyre production, even for those closest to market. Lack of sector-specific guidance represents a major gap.

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16-July-2014

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OECD GLP: Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

This webpage gives information about a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) raised by testing laboratories about implementation of GLP, along with responses prepared by the Working Group on GLP. This current version concerns questions about Quality Assurance, and the FAQ document will be amended, from time-to-time, to include new questions and answers.

15-July-2014

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Report of the OECD expert meeting on the physical chemical properties of manufactured nanomaterials and test guidelines

This report includes the conclusions and recommendation of an expert workshop on Physical-Chemical Properties of Manufactured Nanomaterials and Test Guidelines organized by OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials. The workshop addressed issues relevant to the physical-chemical properties of manufactured nanomaterials from a regulatory perspective point with a view to the need for new or adapted test guidelines.

15-July-2014

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Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)

This is the OECD Good Laboratory Practice homepage. The primary objective of the OECD Principles of GLP is to ensure the generation of high quality and reliable test data related to the safety of industrial chemical substances.

8-July-2014

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Weight of evidence assessment for the skin sensitisation potential of 4-isopropylaniline

This OECD monograph demonstrates how a chemical hazard assessment that considers and ranks all available relevant information - a so-called weight of evidence approach - can be constructed to conclude on a particular hazard endpoint for a chemical, in this case, skin sensitisation for 4-isopropylaniline.

4-July-2014

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Biotechnology Update – OECD ICGB Newsletter No 27

OECD major events and activities relating to biotechnologies: latest developments are updated biannually in this Newsletter

27-June-2014

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Green growth: chemical safety and biosafety

Predicting the properties of chemicals without animal testing, substitution of hazardous substances, the sustainable use of manufactured nanomaterials or integrated pest management are some examples of the way OECD work on chemical safety and biosafety is contributing to green growth.

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