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  • 6-August-2013

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    Environmentally Sustainable Use of Manufactured Nanomaterials - Workshop held on 14 September 2011 in Rome, Italy

    This workshop report is important because it provides background information on the sustainable use of nanomaterials with a focus on Life Cycle Assessment. This information will be used to guide future activities of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials.

  • 5-August-2013

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    Brochure: Work on environment for 2013-2014

    This brochure highlights the environment work for the next two years in the following areas: peer reviews, indicators and outlooks; climate change; biodiversity, water; eco-innovation; ressource productivity and waste, environmental policy tools and evaluation; safety of chemicals, pesticides, biotechnology and nanomaterials; and environment in the global economy.

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  • 2-August-2013

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    (Q)SARs: Guidance documents and reports

    Four new tutorials are available that provide illustrated examples for the use of the functionalities of the Query tool , the AOP workflow for Skin Sensitization, the information form the ECHA CHEM database and the capability to analyse tautomeric structures. The examples cover both human health (skin sensitisation) and environmental (acute aquatic toxicity to fish) endpoints.

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  • 1-August-2013

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    Guidance for Assessment of the Efficacy of Baits Against Garden Ants

    This biocide document provides guidance on the conduct of laboratory and field tests aimed to assess the efficacy of anti-ants baits for indoor use. A bait contains one or more insecticidal active ingredients combined with food for garden ants.

  • 25-July-2013

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    Better Plays for Better Lives: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, OECD Insights Blog

    The OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: Consequences of Inaction warns that by 2050, under a worst-case scenario, we could see a 10% biodiversity loss; 2.3 billion more people living in water-stressed areas; and a 50% increase in GHG emissions, primarily caused by a 70% growth in CO2 emissions from energy use.

  • 12-July-2013

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    Series on Testing and Assessment: Publications by Number

    Seven new publications are available in the OECD Series on Testing and Assessment, No. 151 and No.186 to No.191. Most of them accompany existing OECD Test Guidelines, or provide guidance for specific areas of chemical safety testing (e.g. microbicide or biocide efficacy testing).

  • 11-July-2013

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    Predicting aquatic toxicity with the QSAR Toolbox

    11/07/2013 –Recently the OECD released the third generation of the QSAR Toolbox. For this purpose, the guidance document for grouping chemicals to fill data gaps for acute aquatic toxicity have been updated. This guidance document should support the user of the QSAR Toolbox to build categories that are mechanistically and structurally robust.

  • 11-July-2013

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    Predicting genetic toxicity with the QSAR Toolbox

    11/07/2013 –Recently the OECD released the third generation of the QSAR Toolbox. For this purpose, the guidance document for grouping chemicals to fill data gaps for genetic toxicity and genotoxic carcinogenicity have been updated. This guidance document should support the user of the QSAR Toolbox to build categories that are mechanistically and structurally robust.

  • 11-July-2013

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    Measure pesticide residues in meat, milk, eggs, etc.

    This document provides guidance on pesticide residue studies and describes differences in OECD countries in livestock feeding practices and diet composition. The data obtained from these studies allow quantifying the transfer of residues from feedstuff to animal and establishing maximum limits which ensure that these residues do not pose unacceptable risks for consumers.

  • 4-July-2013

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    Developments in Regional Trade Agreements and the Environment: 2012 Update

    This paper provides an update on recent developments in the field of Regional Trade Agreements and the environment. Issues arising in the implementation of RTAs with environmental considerations are examined as well as experience in assessing their environmental impacts.

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