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This document intends to provide a “snapshot” of how OECD countries have developed and run their PRTR programmes. It shows the similarities and differences across countries in their requirements to collect and display high quality data, which is required for an effective PRTR system. It also presents compliance and regulatory requirements, the development of guidance material, and emerging issues and challenges for the future.
OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials launched a “sponsorship programme” at its 3rd meeting (November 2007). Countries will share the testing of specific nanomaterials (MNs) under this programme.
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This report presents the results of an OECD seminar on ways to achieve pesticide risk reduction through worker safety and training. The seminar was hosted by Czech State Phytosanitary Administration, in Brno, Czech Republic, on 21 March 2007.
This Emission Scenario Document (ESD) is intended to provide information to be used for risk assessment for active substances and products used as biocidal (i.e. non agricultural) insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods (in the EU, product type 18 [PT18] ). Biocidal products marketed as insecticides are used in many different applications. They may be used indoors (within buildings), outdoors (around
OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials has launched a “sponsorship programme” in which countries will share the testing of specific nanomaterials (MNs) at its 3rd meeting (November 2008). Much valuable information on the safety of MNs can be derived by testing a representative set for human health and environmental safety. In launching this “sponsorship programme” the Working Party agreed a priority list of MNs for
Current Developments and Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials (3rd Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials held on 28-30 November 2007)
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A new issue of the OECD Biotechnology Update has been published. This newsletter provides up-to-date information on the diverse activities at OECD related to biotechnology.
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L'OCDE à preparé un apercu de son travail sur nanotechnologies pour le Forum VI du Forum Intergouvernemental sur la sécurité des produits chimiques (IFCS). Cet événement aura lieu à Dakar, Sénégal le 15-19 septembre 2008. le document "Nanotechnologies a l'OCDE" est disponible en anglais et en russe.
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OECD member countries, as well as some non-member economies and other stakeholders, are pooling expertise and funding to test the human health and environmental safety effects of a number of nanomaterials.