Based on submissions provided by member countries, the analysis outlines experiences that can assist member countries in developing efficient and effective regulatory regimes. These include experiences regarding transitioning to a new chemical management regime and the (re)assessment of historical chemical approvals/notifications; and comparing policy objectives of different countries’ chemical management regimes.
As interest in the substitution of harmful chemicals continues to grow in industry, NGOs and the public sector, organisations are seeking guidance on the selection of appropriate methods and tools. OECD is responding to this need.
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.
This document 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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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
La classification divise les substances chimiques et les mélanges en différentes catégories, en fonction de leurs propriétés physiques et leurs risques sanitaires et environnementaux.
This case study intends to illustrate this concept for the short chain methacrylates,originally composed of four chemicals, for the bioaccumulation endpoint. The OECD QSAR Toolbox identified about 160 chemicals potentially falling within the applicability domain of the original category, and the hypothesis tested in this case study is the possibility to predict the bioaccumulation potential for untested members of the category. The