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  • 20-August-2013

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    Environment, Health and Safety Briefs: Perfluorinated Chemicals

    This brief on the EHS Perfluorinated Chemicals programme shows the objectives, outcomes and benefits of the programme.

  • 20-August-2013

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    Household Consumption (EPIC)

    A ground-breaking OECD survey offers new insights to policy-makers on the factors that influence household behaviour towards the environment. It provides answers to the key question: How can the impact of policies encouraging greener behaviour be heightened? It also provides a deeper understanding of behavioural responses to measures and how these may differ across households and regions.

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  • 14-August-2013

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    Minor Uses of Pesticides

    This page presents information concerning the minor uses of pesticides.

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  • 12-August-2013

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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