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Publications in the Series on Risk Management related to Work on Methods Non-Regulatory Initiatives, including Risk Communication, Socio-Economic Analysis and Sustainable Chemistry.
This is the third in a series of documents produced by the OECD as part of its work on socio-economic analysis. The other two are: Guidance for Conducting Retrospective Studies on Socio-Economic Analysis (1999) and Framework for Integrating Socio-Economic Analysis in Chemical Risk Management Decision Making (2000).
Risk Reduction Monograph No. 1: LEAD - Background and National Experience with Reducing Risk is the first in a planned series of OECD documents on risk reduction activities for specific chemicals or groups of chemicals. These Monographs will normally include sections on: the commercial life cycle, including releases from the major point sources and categories of diffuse sources; the environmental life cycle, including qualitative and
The OECD monitors the manufacture and use of perfluoroalkyl sulfonates (PFAS) and related chemicals including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCA) and related chemicals including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) through surveys conducted every 2-3 years. The related substances also include precursors, which are chemicals that can break down to form PFCA or PFAS. These chemicals are being monitored as they
This document presents the results of the survey of production and use information on Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS), Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonate (PFAS), Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), related substances and products/mixtures containing these substances. The document was prepared by Australia on the basis of the responses received by 10th September 2004. The responses received after this date as well as a compilation of detailed
This document reports the outcome of a Workshop that was held to improve information exchange across a chemical product chain. The Workshop is an outcome of the project “Identifying Problems Associated with Exchanging Information across a Chemical Product Chain” that was endorsed at the 35th Joint Meeting of the Chemicals Committee and the Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology. Annex I gives a short historical
This report was initiated by the OECD’s Sustainable Chemistry Issue Team and uses patent data to investigate green chemistry innovation trends. Due to the nature of the International Patent Classification (IPC) system it was not possible to identify a broad all-encompassing green chemistry indicator. As a consequence we have investigated selected technologies which can be identified reliably using IPC classes.While these are by no
The OECD workshop Consideration of Chemical Safety in Green Procurement was held in Seoul (Korea) on 8-10 November 2005. It was prepared by the Issue Team on Chemical Product Policy and hosted by the Korea Ministry of Environment and the Korea Environment Institute. On the basis of examples of existing product categories and criteria for selecting products within product categories, the workshop identified differences and
A workshop was held in Tokyo (11-12 October 2000) to develop background material for a guidance document that can assist OECD countries and others develop effective research and development programmes within the context of sustainable chemistry (e.g., an institution which is researching improvements to a specific industrial process). This guidance document is based on the discussions inTokyo, and additional input by OECD Member
The focus of the Workshop was to show the various attempts to implement service-oriented strategies such as "Chemical Leasing" models in practice. Moreover the possible economic and environmental benefits as well as the possible obstacles and drawbacks should be elucidated. The conclusions were to give an assessment of the prospects of future development for such business models.