Assessment of chemicals

Focus

  • Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships Project [QSARs]

    Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships [(Q)SARs] are methods for estimating properties of a chemical from its molecular structure and have the potential to provide information on hazards of chemicals, while reducing time needed to generate data, monetary cost and animal testing currently needed.

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  • Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Programme

    The OECD Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Programme elaborates and disseminates OECD-wide agreed conclusions on hazards of chemicals, develops and applies integrated approaches to testing and assessment, avoids duplication of assessments, and provides a forum to exchange experience of member countries.

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  • Procedures for notification of new chemicals

    The OECD established a Clearinghouse to bring together government officials and stakeholders who review and assess notifications from companies who wish to market new chemicals and explores ways to share such work and harmonize activities to reduce work for governments and costs for industry.

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OECD assists countries in developing and harmonising methods for assessing risk to human health and the environment, including methodologies for hazard and exposure assessment

Assessment Activities

Hazard Assessment


OECD works with member countries and other stakeholders to cooperatively assess the hazards of industrial chemicals to generate OECD-agreed assessments that are available to the public and that can be used for priority setting, risk assessment and other activities within national or regional programmes.

Exposure Assessment


Risks of chemicals on human health and the environment are assessed by combining the chemical-specific hazard data and the estimation of the extent to which man and other organisms are exposed to chemicals. OECD has been working mainly on environmental exposure assessment for more than 10 years.

User Tools

eChemportal


eChemPortal is an Internet  gateway to information on the properties, hazards & risks of chemicals found in the environment, homes and workplaces, and in everyday products.

 

QSAR Toolbox


The Toolbox is  a software application to identify and fill (eco)toxicological data gaps for chemicals hazard assessment. Grouping chemicals into chemical categories is crucual to the workflow.

 

Risk Assessment Toolkit


‌‌This environmental toolkit gives access to practical tools on environmental risk assessment and mgt of chemicals, by linking to relevant OECD products that can be used in each step of the work flow.

Pov & LRTP Screening Tool


Among other uses, this is a tool for estimating overall persistence (POV)  and long-range transport potential (LRTP) of organic chemicals at a screening level

 

Harmonised Templates


The OECD Harmonised Templates are standard data formats for reporting studies done on chemicals to determine their properties or effects on human health and the environment