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  • 20-September-2016

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    Adverse Outcome Pathways, Molecular Screening and Toxicogenomics

    The first five Adverse Outcome Pathways to be endorsed are now published: the OECD Series on Adverse Outcome Pathways is henceforth freely available on OECD iLibrary. These landmark publications are the fruit of joint efforts between AOP developers and reviewers and based on a specific development and review process.

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  • 20-September-2016

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    OECD publishes new and updated Test Guidelines for effects on human health and on environmental species

    The OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals is a collection of about 150 of the most relevant internationally agreed testing methods used by government, industry and independent laboratories to identify and characterise potential hazards of chemicals. Every year new and updated Test Guidelines are adopted to meet the regulatory needs in OECD member countries. The most recent Test Guidelines were adopted in July 2016.

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  • 20-September-2016

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    Extended Producer Responsibility - Updated Guidance for Efficient Waste Management

    This report updates the 2001 Guidance Manual for Governments on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which provided a broad overview of the key issues, general considerations, and the potential benefits and costs associated with producer responsibility for managing the waste generated by their products put on the market. Since then, EPR policies to help improve recycling and reduce landfilling have been widely adopted in most OECD countries; product coverage has been expanded in key sectors such as packaging, electronics, batteries and vehicles; and EPR schemes are spreading in emerging economies in Asia, Africa and South America, making it relevant to address the differing policy contexts in developing countries.
     
    In light of all of the changes in the broader global context, this updated review of the guidelines looks at some of the new design and implementation challenges and opportunities of EPR policies, takes into account recent efforts undertaken by governments to better assess the cost and environmental effectiveness of EPR and its overall impact on the market, and addresses some of the specific issues in emerging market economies.

  • 19-September-2016

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    Series on Testing and Assessment: publications by number

    Three new cases studies on the Use of an Integrated Approach for Testing and Assessment (Bioaccumulation Potential of Degradation Products of 4,4'-Bis (Chloromethyl)-1,1'-Biphenyl; Hepatotoxicity of Allyl Esters; and Repeat Dose Toxicity of Substituted Diphenylamines (SDPA)) are now available in this series.

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  • 19-September-2016

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    Action on climate change

    The OECD has a long experience of exchanging knowledge and good practices through effective, policy-orientated and collaborative initiatives. The OECD is helping countries with policy analysis and guidance to implement NDCs and prepare their action plans on climate change mitigation and adaptation. How is the OECD supporting action on climate change? Find out more.

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  • 16-September-2016

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    OECD work on water 2015-16

    This brochure provides an overview of OECD work on water. Water policies around the world are in urgent need of reform. OECD work identifies the priority areas where governments need to focus their reform efforts.

  • 15-September-2016

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    Introduction to Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs)

    A Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) is a publicly accessible database or inventory of chemicals or pollutants released to air, water and soil and transferred off-site for treatment. Find out more: What hazardous chemical substances and pollutants are being released to the environment or transferred off-site? How much is being released or transferred off-site over time? Where the releases occur? and by whom?

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  • 14-September-2016

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    Pesticides publications (Chronological order)

    New harmonised guidance published on how to conduct studies which demonstrate the transformation, transport and fate of pesticides under representative use conditions. This guidance document along with the Europe-North America Soil Geographic Information for Pesticide Studies database which has been developed in parallel, provide an opportunity for a regulator in one country to evaluate a study conducted at a foreign site.

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  • 14-September-2016

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    Testing Programme of Manufactured Nanomaterials

    The safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials is an important concern impacting regulatory bodies throughout the world. Due to their size, Manufactured Nanomaterials may require additional testing beyond the standard suite of tests used for other chemicals, to ensure that the impact on human health and the environment is fully understood - download Manufactured Nanomaterials Dossiers or search for Tested Endpoints.

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  • 13-September-2016

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    The water challenge: OECD's response

    Without new policies, by 2050, freshwater availability will be further strained and 3.9 billion people will be living in river basins experiencing severe water stress. The OECD work on water analyses how water management can contribute to sustainable growth and development, with a focus on financing water services and infrastructure, managing water related risks (including scarcity and pollution), and urban water management.

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