Testing of chemicals

Test Guidelines: Updates

 

On 26 July 2013, the OECD Council adopted three new, six updated and one corrected OECD Test Guidelines for the testing of chemicals, as well as a new Introduction to the Section 5, Part A on Pesticides Residue Chemistry.

OECD Test Guidelines are a collection of the most relevant internationally agreed test methods used by government, industry and independent laboratories to determine the safety of chemicals and chemical preparations, including pesticides and industrial chemicals. They are covered by the OECD system of Mutual Acceptance of Data.



New Test Guidelines:

Section 1: Physical-Chemical Properties
     122   Determination of pH, Acidity and Alkalinity

Section 2: Effects on Biotic Systems
     236   Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity Test
     237   Honeybee Larval Toxicity Test, Single Exposure


Updated Test Guidelines:

Section 2: Effects on Biotic Systems
     210   Fish Early Life-Stage Toxicity Test

Section 4: Health Effects
     430   In vitro Skin Corrosion (Transcutaneous Electric Resistance Test, TER)
     431   In vitro Skin Corrosion (Human Skin Model Test)
     437   Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability Test Method for Identifying i) Chemicals Inducing  Serious Eye Damage  and ii)
               Chemicals Not Requiring Classification for Eye Irritation or Serious Eye Damage
     438   Isolated Chicken Eye Test Method for Identifying i) Chemicals Inducing Serious Eye Damage  and ii) Chemicals Not
               Requiring Classification for Eye Irritation or Serious Eye Damage
     439   In vitro Skin Irritation
     488   Transgenic Rodent Somatic and Germ Cell Mutation Assay


Corrected Test Guideline (French version only):

Section 3: Degradation and Accumulation
     301F  Ready Biodegradability


New Introduction:

Section 5: Other Test Guidelines

     Introduction to the Test Guidelines Series 500- Part A on Pesticides Residue Chemistry

 


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