Risk management of chemicals

Tools for R & D Screening

 

Providing Tools to Screen out Chemicals Harmful to Man and the Environment during the Research and Development Stage

The aim of this initiative is to help identify, during a company's development stage when new chemicals are designed, those products that may pose a risk to man or the environment. The results of this work should lead to a reduction in the number of problematic chemicals entering new chemical review programmes, and a reduction in expenditures by companies on products that may never enter the marketplace. The main objectives of this initiative are (1) the collection of information on models, tools and other analytical methods used for screening new chemicals; (2) indexing and analysing this material; and (3) publishing the results on the Internet along with links to tools that are available on-line ( OECD Database on Chemical Risk Assessment Models).