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17-July-2014

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Nanotechnology and Tyres - Greening Industry and Transport

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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19-June-2014

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Consensus document on the biology of cassava

This document is a tool for environmental safety assessment of novel varieties of Cassava derived from modern biotechnology. Cassava is a key staple crop in Africa, Asia and Latin America, this document will be useful to many readers interested in biosafety issues.

11-June-2014

English, PDF, 7,482kb

Green Growth: Chemical safety and biosafety

This new brochure shows how the OECD's Chemical Safety and Biosafety programmeis contributing to green growth through its innovation and green technology development policy aspects.

10-June-2014

English, PDF, 1,179kb

EHS Newsletter, June 2014

This newsletter provides an update on the main events and activities of the Environment, Health and Safety Programme of the OECD.

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