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The main objective of the Workshop on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials was to determine the “state-of–the–art” for the safety assessment of manufactured nanomaterials with a particular focus on identifying future needs for risk assessment within a regulatory context.
This report presents the main generic management system standards (i.e. those MS standards used internationally and across business sectors) with special reference to the chemical industry.
This database includes information regarding products derived using modern biotechnology, e.g. transgenic plants, which have been approved for commerical application, as well as some plants with novel traits produced by conventional breeding or mutagenesis.
The OECD’s Chemicals Committee held a Special Session on the Potential Implications of Manufactured Nanomaterials for Human Health and Environmental Safety, 7th June 2005.
This OECD Emission Scenario Document (ESD) describes emission scenarios for three parts of the life cycle for antifouling products used on ship and boat hulls: (1) application; (2) service life; and (3) removal. The primary aim of this ESD is for use in risk assessments in notification and authorisation procedures in regulatory frameworks used in OECD countries. The ESD is intended to be used for general risk assessment and is
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This report contains the results of an analysis of member countries' case studies concerning persistent and bioaccumulative pesticides in OECD Member countries that were conducted in 2003, with the following objectives:
- establish the differences in how member countries identify persistent (P) and bioaccumulating (B) substances as such
- establish the differences in how member countries take persistence (P) and bioaccumulation (B)
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Following the publication of Series on Pesticides, No. 15, the Netherlands agreed to take the lead on carrying out an examination of member country case studies.
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This report contains the results of an analysis of member countries’ case studies concerning persistent and bioaccumulative pesticides in OECD Member countries that were conducted in 2003.
In November 2004, the OECD member countries agreed on the principles for validating (quantitative) structure-activity relationship [(Q)SAR] models for their use in regulatory assessment of chemical safety.
(Q)SARs are methods for estimating the toxicity and other properties of a chemical from its molecular structure.
The document is based on a report produced by the Building Research Establishment for the UK Environment Agency entitled ‘Use Category Document – Metal Finishing’. The original purpose of the document was to provide information to be used in risk assessments for new and existing substances in the EU. Information for the original report was largely provided by practitioners in the industry with a wide breadth of knowledge and experience.