Assessment of chemicals

Summary Table of Available Tools for Risk Assessment

 

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Links to Available Materials

Explanation

Hazard Assessment

Gathering existing information

OECD Existing Chemicals database

OECD-wide agreed hazard assessments elaborated in the OECD Co-operative Chemicals Assessment Programme

eChemPortal

Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances

Manual for the Assessment of Chemicals (Chapter 2)

A set of guidance documents for (initial) risk assessment developed for the OECD Co-operative Chemicals Assessment Programme. See chapter 2 for gathering data

Evaluating existing information

Manual for the Assessment of Chemicals (Chapter 3)

See chapter 3.1 for determining the quality of existing data

Generating new data 

Test guidelines

Test methods for assessing (hazard) properties of chemicals

The OECD (Q)SAR Project

Guidance and tools for filling data gaps by non-testing methods.

Assessing the hazards

Manual for the Assessment of Chemicals (Chapter4) & (Chapter 5)

Chapter 4 provides guidance assessing the hazards of chemical substances to man and the environment

Chapter 5 provides guidance on elaborating a hazard assessment report.

Series on Testing and Assessment

Guidance documents and reports related to assessment of several inherent effects

Exposure Assessment

General guidance for exposure assessment

Environmental Exposure Assessment Strategies for Existing Industrial Chemicals in Member Countries

An overview of the approaches on environmental exposure assessment used in the late 1990s by OECD member countries

Manual for the Assessment of Chemicals (Chapter 6)

Guidance on reporting exposure information (Section 6.2) and on initial exposure assessment. (Sections 6.3 and 6.4)

Measuring or estimating releases to the environment

Emission Scenario Documents

Estimating emission of chemicals in specific industry and use categories

Global Portal to PRTR Information (PRTR net)

A gateway and databases of global information on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs)

Resource Centre for PRTR Rerease Estimation Techniques

Centre for PRTR Data

Environmental fate and pathways

Test guidelines

Test methods for assessing (hazard) properties of chemicals

The OECD (Q)SAR Project

Guidance and tools for filling data gaps by non-testing methods.

Pov and LRTP Screening Tool

 

A tool for screening overall persistence and long-range transport potential of chemicals

Guidance Document on the Use of Multimedia Models for Estimating Overall Environmental Persistence and Long-range Transport

Guidance on the models estimating Pov and LRTP

EPISuite™

The EPI (Estimation Programs Interface) Suite™ is a Windows®-based suite of physical/chemical property and environmental fate estimation programs developed by the USEPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention Toxics and Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC).

Measuring or estimating concentrations in the environment

Report on improving the use of monitoring data

The workshop report on the use of monitoring data in exposure assessment

Available tools and models for exposure assessment

 

A list of tools and models developed and used in OECD member countries for different tiers of exposure assessment.

Other Relevant Materials/

Risk Assessment of Specific Chemicals

New Chemical Assessment Comparisons and Implications for Work Sharing

Comparison of risk assessment of new chemicals. 

Policy Dialogue on Exposure Assessment

Comparison of approaches to exposure assessment in OECD member countries

Pesticide Testing and Assessment

Guidance documents etc. on hazard and exposure assessment of pesticides and biocides respectively.

Biocides

 

 

 

 

Related Documents

 

The OECD Environmental Risk Assessment Toolkit: Tools for Environmental Risk Assessment and Management

The OECD Environmental Risk Assessment Toolkit: Steps in Environmental Risk Assessment and Available OECD Products

Manual for the Assessment of Chemicals

 

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