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  • 6-June-2018

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    Socio-economic assessment of phthalates - Environment Working Paper

    This paper gives an overview of economic assessments of the benefits of the control of exposure to phthalates, a group of chemicals with numerous uses, most importantly, as a plasticiser to make rigid plastics like PVC flexible. There is significant concern that these substances can act as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), affecting both human health and ecosystems.

  • 6-June-2018

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    Economic Valuation in Formaldehyde regulation - Environment Working Paper

    This paper gives an overview of economic assessments of the benefits of the control of formaldehyde and reflects on developments in its risk management and regulation. Formaldehyde is used in the manufacture of resins, as a disinfectant and fixative and as a preservative in consumer products. Formaldehyde exposure can be harmful to human health.

  • 6-June-2018

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    The costs and benefits of regulating chemicals

    The SACAME project supports the socio-economic analysis of chemicals by allowing a better quantification and monetisation of health- and environmental impacts. This research, funded by the EC, builds on the OECD work on quantifying the social costs of environmental externalities, particulary in recent years on the costs of air pollution. Four new reports now available.

  • 30-May-2018

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    Series on Testing and Assessment: publications by number

    The purpose of this Series is to provide up-to-date information on the OECD activities related to testing and assessment of chemicals.

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  • 27-May-2018

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    Council Act: Revision to the "Decision-Recommendation on the Co-operative Investigation and Risk Reduction of Chemicals"

    The Decision-Recommendation on the Co-operative Investigation and Risk Reduction of Chemicals revises and replaces a 1991 Decision-Recommendation of the Council. The Decision-Recommendation is composed of two parts: Part A focuses on the development of harmonised hazard and exposure assessment methodologies for chemicals and Part B focuses on risk prevention and reduction.

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  • 25-May-2018

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    Series on Pesticides

    Two new reports have been released in the Series on Pesticides: A Guidance Document for the Assessment of the Equivalence of Technical Grade Active Ingredients for Identical Microbial Strains and Isolates and a Guidance Document on Residues in Rotational Crops.

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  • 24-May-2018

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    Improving Markets for Recycled Plastics - Trends, Prospects and Policy Responses

    Plastics have become one of the most prolific materials on the planet: in 2015 we produced about 380 million tonnes of plastics globally, up from 2 million tonnes in the 1950s. Yet today only 15% of this plastic waste is collected and recycled into secondary plastics globally each year. This report looks at why this is the case and what we can do about it, as the pervasiveness of plastics is becoming an urgent public health and planetary problem. Not only is the diffusion of waste plastics into the wider environment creating hugely negative impacts, but plastics production emits approximately 400 million tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually as a result of the energy used in their production, transport, and final waste treatment. Improved plastics collection and recycling represents a promising solution to these concerns.
  • 23-May-2018

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    Publications in the Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials

    The purpose of this Series is to provide up-to-date information on the OECD activities related to human health and environmental safety. Read our latest report on "Evaluation of in vitro methods for human hazard assessment applied in the OECD Testing Programme for the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials".

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  • 22-May-2018

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    Pesticides publications (Chronological order)

    Two new reports have been released in the Series on Pesticides: A Guidance Document for the Assessment of the Equivalence of Technical Grade Active Ingredients for Identical Microbial Strains and a Guidance Document on Residues in Rotational Crops.

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  • 16-May-2018

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    Series on Risk Management - Publications by number

    The OECD release a New Comprehensive Global Database of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) listing 4730 new PFAS, including several new groups of PFASs that fulfil the common definition of PFASs (i.e. they contain at least one perfluoroalkyl moiety) but have not yet been commonly regarded as PFASs.

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