The Global Forum will be held on 29-31 May 2018, and aims to shed light on sustainable plastic good practices. The Forum will provide an overview of the role of plastics, deliver examples of sustainable plastic design, define "sustainable" from the lens of chemical selection, identify key tools and approaches, and discuss current and future environmental policy instruments to incentivise sustainable plastic design.
New OECD report highlights the main conclusions drawn from the OECD Working Group on Chemical Accidents Workshop on Quantifying the Benefits of Regulations for Chemical Accidents Prevention, Preparedness and Response. The workshop explored the possibility of developing guidance to help government officials and others identify and assess the benefits of regulations for preventing, preparing for and responding to chemical accidents.
Documents on Testing for Endocrine Disrupters which make up the Series on Testing and Assessment.
GLP issues raised by testing labs are covered in this comprehensive list of questions and answers, recently updated with questions related to: sponsors, Contract Research Organisations (CROs), sub-contractors, archives, Information Technology (IT), Biotechnology/GMOs and other miscellaneous issues
Deadlines for comments: Draft Guidance Document on Good In Vitro Method Practices (GIVIMP) for the Development and Implementation of In Vitro Methods for Regulatory Use in Human Safety Assessment by 28 February 2018.
Deadlines for comments of OECD Guideline For The Testing Of Chemicals. Repeated Dose 90-Day Oral Toxicity Study in Rodents by 21 February.
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Volume 7 of the Series compiles the OECD consensus documents for use in environmental risk assessment of transgenic organisms (biosafety) issued in 2016 and 2017.
The first two chapters cover the biology of plant species (sorghum and tomato) and include elements of taxonomy, centres of origin, reproductive biology, genetics, outcrossing, crop production and cultivation practices, interactions with other organisms, main pests and pathogens, and biotechnological developments.
The third chapter relates to Atlantic salmon, the first OECD biosafety publication to address an animal species. It describes the biology and ecology of wild salmon (including classification, life stages, reproduction, centres of origin, geographical distribution, population dynamics, interaction with other organisms) and of the farmed form (domestication, aquaculture rearing practices, biocontainment, interactions with the external environment). It also provides elements of genetics, research on genetically engineered salmon and resources for its risk assessment.
This OECD database allows regulatory officials and stakeholders to share information on products derived from the use of modern biotechnology, as well as some products with novel traits acquired by the use of conventional breeding or mutagenesis, that have been approved for commercial application in at least one country, in terms of food, feed or environmental safety.
The purpose of this Series is to provide up-to-date information on the OECD activities related to human health and environmental safety. Read our latest report on "Strategy for using metal impurities as carbon nanotube tracers".