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  • 14-February-2013

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    Guidance on Sample Preparation and Dosimetry for the Safety Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials

    This is a guidance on sample preparation and dosimetry, to which special attention should be paid when testing nanomaterials for human health and environmental safety endpoints.

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  • 14-February-2013

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    Flyer: Work on sustainable materials and waste management

    This flyer includes comprehensive information on the following waste areas of work: sustainable materials management, environmentally sound management of waste, transboundary movements of waste, waste prevention and minimisation, and radioactive waste management.

  • 12-February-2013

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    Policy Brief: Greening Household Behaviour - Environmental Policy and Individual Change (EPIC) surveys

    These surveys represent a breakthrough by providing a common framework to collect empirical evidence which can be used in order to design more effective and efficient policies while taking into account social aspects. Five areas where households exert particular environmental pressures are examined: residential energy and water use, transport choices, food consumption, and waste generation and recycling.

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  • 11-February-2013

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    Blog post: Fossil fuel subsidies - billions up in smoke?

    A new OECD report presents around 550 measures that support fossil-fuel production or use in the OECD’s 34 member countries and also highlights the successes and challenges in bringing about reform, says this OECD Insights blog post.

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  • 1-February-2013

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    Seminar on the assessment of ecosystem services and its use for public policies

    A one-day seminar organised jointly by the OECD and the General Commission for Sustainable Development (Commissariat général au Développement durable -CGDD). The objective of the seminar was to examine the link between assessment of ecosystem services and the design and enforcement of public policies at national and local levels.

  • 1-February-2013

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    Consensus document on composition of new soybean varieties: food and feed nutrients, anti-nutrients, toxicants and allergens

    This revised document supplies basic information (compositional considerations, key constituents), useful in risk/safety assessment of food and feed using new varieties of soybean (Glycine max.). This updated publication replaces the original issue of 2001.

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  • 31-January-2013

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    Update of Test Guidelines and the Mutual Acceptance of Data

    In 2012, the Joint Meeting agreed on the status of deleted and former versions of Test Guidelines with regards to the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD). An 18-month transitional period between the Council Decision and the effective date of deletion was agreed, after which no new test using the deleted or the former version of a Test Guideline can be initiated.

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  • 31-January-2013

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    Consensus document on the biology of the Brassica crops

    This Biosafety Document is intended to supply basic information (biology mainly), useful in environmental risk/safety assessment. Agriculture plant species of Brassica genus are cropped worldwide as oilseeds, vegetables and for other uses.

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  • 31-January-2013

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    The first update to the third generation of the OECD QSAR Toolbox is now available

    30/01/2013 –The first update to the third generation of the QSAR Toolbox (version 3.1) has now been released containing improved search functionalities, interface improvement, a new database for observed rat in vivo metabolism; updated auto oxidation and metabolism simulators; updated DNA binding profiler and additional ways of expressing mixtures composition.

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  • 31-January-2013

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    Updated training material for the third generation of the QSAR Toolbox is now available.

    30/01/2013 – Recently the OECD release the third generation of the QSAR Toolbox. The existing tutorials and videos have now been updated according to the new version of the QSAR Toolbox to help the user building categories that are mechanistically and structurally robust to maximise success in filling data gaps for the endpoint of interest. Mid next year the OECD is planning to release additional training material.

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