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The OECD conducted surveys in 2004 and 2006 on Perfluorooctane sulfonate(PFOS), Perfluoroalkyl sulfonate (PFAS), Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), related substances and products/mixtures containing these substances. The 2006 survey also included Perfluorocarboxylic Acid (PFCA) and PFCA precursors. The information sought included chemical identities, volumes of manufacture and import, use patterns of these chemicals, availability of
Publications from the Series on Risk Management which relate to Work on Specific Chemical Exposures of Concern.
A workshop was held in Tokyo (11-12 October 2000) to develop background material for a guidance document that can assist OECD countries and others develop effective research and development programmes within the context of sustainable chemistry (e.g., an institution which is researching improvements to a specific industrial process). This guidance document is based on the discussions inTokyo, and additional input by OECD Member
This document reports the outcome of a Workshop that was held to improve information exchange across a chemical product chain. The Workshop is an outcome of the project “Identifying Problems Associated with Exchanging Information across a Chemical Product Chain” that was endorsed at the 35th Joint Meeting of the Chemicals Committee and the Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology. Annex I gives a short historical
The focus of the Workshop was to show the various attempts to implement service-oriented strategies such as "Chemical Leasing" models in practice. Moreover the possible economic and environmental benefits as well as the possible obstacles and drawbacks should be elucidated. The conclusions were to give an assessment of the prospects of future development for such business models.
This document presents the results of the survey of production and use information on Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS), Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonate (PFAS), Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), related substances and products/mixtures containing these substances. The document was prepared by Australia on the basis of the responses received by 10th September 2004. The responses received after this date as well as a compilation of detailed
This report was initiated by the OECD’s Sustainable Chemistry Issue Team and uses patent data to investigate green chemistry innovation trends. Due to the nature of the International Patent Classification (IPC) system it was not possible to identify a broad all-encompassing green chemistry indicator. As a consequence we have investigated selected technologies which can be identified reliably using IPC classes.While these are by no
Risk Reduction Monograph No. 1: LEAD - Background and National Experience with Reducing Risk is the first in a planned series of OECD documents on risk reduction activities for specific chemicals or groups of chemicals. These Monographs will normally include sections on: the commercial life cycle, including releases from the major point sources and categories of diffuse sources; the environmental life cycle, including qualitative and
Sustainable chemistry is a scientific concept that seeks to improve the efficiency with which natural resources are used to meet human needs for chemical products and services. Sustainable chemistry encompasses the design, manufacture and use of efficient, effective, safe and more environmentally benign chemical products and processes.
The aim of the OECD Risk Management Programme is to develop methodologies to support government and industry efforts to manage risks posed by chemicals, and, when appropriate, to harmonise risk management activities on particular chemicals.