Testing of chemicals

Current Activities in the OECD Test Guidelines programme on endocrine disrupters


OECD's current priority is to develop new and revised Test Guidelines to detect endocrine disrupters. This is to address the concern of its Member countries that currently no existing Test Guidelines are fully sufficient to identify the potential effects of endocrine disrupting substances. This issue was given very high priority for Test Guideline Development by the Joint Meeting of the Chemicals Committee and the Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology.

The work includes the development of test guidelines for both human health and the environment, and is guided by a conceptual framework.  The tests listed in the conceptual framework constitute many tools which can be used independently of each other and do not each represent data requirements.


Useful links to relevant endocrine disrupter national and regional programmes


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