The purpose of this Issue Paper that has been developed by the OECD BioPesticides Steering Group, is to highlight current international microbial contaminant criteria on food and drinking water and to encourage discussions among OECD member countries.
To help users find the information that they seek, this is a list of directories and databases on Chemical Safety and Biosafety at the OECD, along with a brief desciption.
This page details the Council Decisions related to Good Laboratory Practice. The OECD Principles of GLP set out managerial concepts covering the organisation of test facilities and the conditions under which pre-clinical safety studies are executed.
This Guidance Document will help in planning the trials in OECD countries and in interpreting the results.It is part of the Series on Pesticides (no. 66).
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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
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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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.
This page summarises the goals of the workshop on metals specificities in environmental risk assessment, and also contains presentations made by speakers.
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.
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