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  • 16-November-2016

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    Environmental biosafety

    This page introduces the work on international harmonization of regulatory oversight in modern biotechnology which will ensure that environmental health and safety aspects are properly evaluated, while avoiding non-tariff trade barriers to products of the technology.

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  • 7-November-2016

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    Testing Programme of Manufactured Nanomaterials

    The safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials is an important concern impacting regulatory bodies throughout the world. Due to their size, Manufactured Nanomaterials may require additional testing beyond the standard suite of tests used for other chemicals, to ensure that the impact on human health and the environment is fully understood - download Manufactured Nanomaterials Dossiers or search for Tested Endpoints.

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  • 31-October-2016

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    Draft Guidance and Review Documents/Monographs

    The Draft Guidance Document on Good In Vitro Method Practices (Givimp) for the Development and Implementation of In Vitro Methods for Regulatory Use in Human Safety Assessment is open for public comments until 16 December 2016.

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  • 28-October-2016

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    Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATA)

    Guidance on principles for reporting defined approaches within IATA and an associated template have been published. A second guidance document illustrates how the reporting templates can be used to document a number of defined approaches (and information sources used within) in the area of skin sensitisation. This is exemplified via 12 case studies for skin sensitisation.

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  • 28-October-2016

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    Synthesis paper on per and polyfluorinated chemicals

    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.

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  • 18-October-2016

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    Developmental neurotoxicity: OECD/EFSA experts discuss non-animal test methods

    Participants from 15 countries attended the Workshop on Developmental Neurotoxicity: The use of non-animal test methods for regulatory purposes” on 18 October 2016, in Belgium. The event, co-organised by the OECD and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), focused on opportunities and challenges related to alternative methods for testing and assessing the DNT potential of chemicals.

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  • 7-October-2016

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    Pesticides publications (Chronological order)

    New harmonised guidance published on how to conduct studies which demonstrate the transformation, transport and fate of pesticides under representative use conditions. This guidance document along with the Europe-North America Soil Geographic Information for Pesticide Studies database which has been developed in parallel, provide an opportunity for a regulator in one country to evaluate a study conducted at a foreign site.

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  • 5-October-2016

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    OECD Environmental Risk Assessment Toolkit: Tools for environmental risk assessment and management

    Access to practical tools on environmental risk assessment and management of chemicals and description of the workflow of environmental risk assessment and management with links to relevant OECD products that can be used in each step of the workflow.

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  • 20-September-2016

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    OECD publishes new and updated Test Guidelines for effects on human health and on environmental species

    The OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals is a collection of about 150 of the most relevant internationally agreed testing methods used by government, industry and independent laboratories to identify and characterise potential hazards of chemicals. Every year new and updated Test Guidelines are adopted to meet the regulatory needs in OECD member countries. The most recent Test Guidelines were adopted in July 2016.

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  • 15-September-2016

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    Introduction to Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs)

    A Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) is a publicly accessible database or inventory of chemicals or pollutants released to air, water and soil and transferred off-site for treatment. Find out more: What hazardous chemical substances and pollutants are being released to the environment or transferred off-site? How much is being released or transferred off-site over time? Where the releases occur? and by whom?

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