The SACAME project supports the socio-economic analysis of chemicals by allowing a better quantification and monetisation of health- and environmental impacts. This research, funded by the European commission, builds on the OECD's work on quantifying the social costs of environmental externalities, particulary in recent years on the costs of air pollution.
This report provides an overview of the current understanding of Perfluorinated Chemicals, particularly long-chain ones, regarding their major historical and current uses, scientific information about their relevance for human health and the environment, alternatives and regulatory approaches.
The OECD/UNEP Global PFC group has published two new reports to support efforts in the framework of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) to improve information sharing at a global level on perfluorinated chemistries.
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This manual establishes a global emission inventory for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and uses perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids (PFCAs) as a reference to present an overall picture of global and regional emissions of PFASs and other related fluorinated substances.
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This brochure was prepared by the OECD/UNEP Global PFC Group and provides an overview of current activities with regard to the development of risk reduction approaches for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in a number of jurisdictions.
This toolbox is a compilation of resources relevant to chemical substitution and alternatives assessments. Alternative assessments are processes for identifying, comparing and selecting safer alternatives to replace hazardous chemicals with the objective of promoting sustainable production and consumption.
Ce document rassemble des informations sur les méthodologies, les outils et les modèles actuellement utilisés, et permet au lecteur d’identifier ceux qui s’appliquent le mieux à l’estimation de l’élimination/des rejets de substances particulières par les stations d’épuration des eaux d’égout. Il peut également contribuer à améliorer ces modèles et ces outils.
As interest in the substitution of harmful chemicals continues to grow in industry, NGOs and the public sector, organizations are seeking guidance on the selection of appropriate methods and tools. OECD is responding to this need.
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This brief on the EHS Perfluorinated Chemicals programme shows the objectives, outcomes and benefits of the programme.
This report was initiated by the OECD’s Sustainable Chemistry Issue Team. Previous work within the OECD attempted to use patent data to better understand innovative activity in sustainable chemistry. However, more information and analysis is needed to understand the dynamics of innovation in this area, especially from the industrial perspective. In order to begin the process in a preliminary way, researchers from the Yale Center for