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  • 28-July-2011

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    Case Study: Assessment of an Extended Chemical Category, the Short-chain Methacrylates, Targeted on Bioaccumulation

    This case study intends to illustrate this concept for the short chain methacrylates,originally composed of four chemicals, for the bioaccumulation endpoint. The OECD QSAR Toolbox identified about 160 chemicals potentially falling within the applicability domain of the original category, and the hypothesis tested in this case study is the possibility to predict the bioaccumulation potential for untested members of the category. The

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  • 22-July-2011

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    Need for Research and Development Programmes in Sustainable Chemistry (2002)

    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

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  • 22-July-2011

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    Preliminary Lists of PFOS, PFAS, PFOA, PFCA, their Related Compounds and Chemicals that may degrade to PFCA (2006)

    The OECD conducted surveys in 2004 and 2006 on Perfluorooctane sulfonate(PFOS), Perfluoroalkyl sulfonate (PFAS), Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), related substances and products/mixtures containing these substances. The 2006 survey also included Perfluorocarboxylic Acid (PFCA) and PFCA precursors. The information sought included chemical identities, volumes of manufacture and import, use patterns of these chemicals, availability of

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  • 22-July-2011

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    Series on Risk Management - Work on Specific Chemical Exposures of Concern

    Publications from the Series on Risk Management which relate to Work on Specific Chemical Exposures of Concern.

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  • 22-July-2011

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    Technical Guidance Document on the Use of Socio-Economic Analysis in Chemical Risk Management Decision Making (2002)

    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).

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  • 22-July-2011

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    Lead. Background and National Experience with Reducing Risk (1993)

    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

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  • 22-July-2011

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    Sustainable Chemistry: Evidence on Innovation from Patent Data

    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

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  • 22-July-2011

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    OECD Guidance Document on Risk Communication for Chemical Risk Management (2002)

    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

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  • 22-July-2011

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    Series on Risk Management - Work on Methods Non-Regulatory Initiatives

    Publications in the Series on Risk Management related to Work on Methods Non-Regulatory Initiatives, including Risk Communication, Socio-Economic Analysis and Sustainable Chemistry.

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  • 22-July-2011

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    PFCs: Outcome of the 2009 Survey - Survey on the Production, Use and Release of PFOS, PFAS, PFOA, PFCA, their related Substances and Products/Mixtures containing these Substances (2011)

    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

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