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  • 15-November-2013

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    25 years of chemical accident prevention at OECD

    This brochure marks 25 years of OECD's Chemical Accidents Programme. It explains the history of the programme and many of its achievements since it was established in 1988.

  • 25-October-2013

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    Environment, Health and Safety News

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

  • 14-October-2013

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    OECD Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Programme (CoCAP)

    The programme has helped member countries and industry pool resources to assess the hazards of over 1200 industrial chemicals in its 22-year history, and has contributed to the development of many tools and techniques used in the assessment of chemicals around the world.

  • 11-October-2013

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    New brochure celebrating the successes of the OECD’s Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Programme.

    The Programme has helped member countries and industry pool resources to assess the hazards of over 1200 industrial chemicals in its 22-year history, and has contributed to the development of many tools and techniques used in the assessment of chemicals around the world.

  • 10-October-2013

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    OECD Council Acts Related to Chemicals

    List of the Council Decisions and Council Recommendations, known collectively as Council Acts, that are relevant to the work of the Chemicals Programme.

  • 7-October-2013

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    Emission scenario document for wood preservatives

    The OECD has published a revision of the 2003 Emission Scenario Document on Wood Preservatives to take into account the experience gained in working with the 2003 ESD. The document has been totally restructured, emission scenarios have been updated and new, niche scenarios have been added. The document is an essential tool for Member countries working in the area of biocidal products assessment.

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  • 23-September-2013

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    Assessing the risk of chemicals to children’s health: an OECD-wide survey

    This document outlines the methodologies and tools currently used to assess the risk of chemicals to children’s health and also identifies possible needs for additional guidance or tools based on the results of an on-line survey conducted in November 2011. The following areas of risk assessment are covered: definitions, hazard and exposure assessment, risk characterisation, cohort studies and combined exposure to multiple chemicals.

  • 20-September-2013

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    Synthesis paper on per and polyfluorinated chemicals

    This document provides an overview of the current understanding of Perfluorinated Chemicals, particularly long-chain ones, regarding their major historical and current uses, scientific information about their relevance for human health and the environment, alternatives and regulatory approaches.

  • 20-September-2013

    English

    OECD countries address the safety of manufactured nanomaterials

    The OECD has recommended its Member Countries apply existing international and national chemical regulatory frameworks to manage the risks associated with manufactured nanomaterials.

  • 18-September-2013

    English

    Low-level presence of transgenic plants in seed and grain commodities: Environmental risk/safety Assessment, and availability and use of information

    This Biosafety document aims to serve as an aid to risk assessors and regulators; providing guidance on handling the aspects of an environmental safety assessment, accessing and using information in situations of low-level presence (LLP) of transgenic plants in seed and grain commodities.

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