Developmental neurotoxicity: OECD/EFSA experts discuss non-animal test methods
The first four case studies from the IATA Case Studies Project were published along with a reporting template and considerations document highlighting the learnings from the first review cycle. The project was launched in 2015 to increase experience with the use of IATA by developing case studies, which constitute examples of predictions that are fit for regulatory use.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
New deadlines for comments: Draft updated TG 492 on RhCE for eye hazard potential and draft updated performance standards for the validation of similar methods. The deadline for public comments of 3 October 2016.
This paper reviews the latest climate projections for West Africa and considers alternative ways in which the knowledge generated from climate science can be understood in the context of preparing for an uncertain future that provides practical help for decision makers.
The IOMC Toolbox is a tool enabling countries to identify the most appropriate and efficient actions to solve specific national problems related to chemicals management.