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  • 29-May-2018

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    Global Forum on Environment - Plastics in a Circular Economy: Design of Sustainable Plastics from a Chemicals Perspective

    29-31 May 2018 - The Global Forum aims to shed light on sustainable plastic good practices; and 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.

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  • 16-May-2018

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    Series on Risk Management - Publications by number

    The OECD release a New Comprehensive Global Database of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) listing 4730 new PFAS, including several new groups of PFASs that fulfil the common definition of PFASs (i.e. they contain at least one perfluoroalkyl moiety) but have not yet been commonly regarded as PFASs.

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  • 4-May-2018

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    The costs and benefits of regulating chemicals

    The SACAME project supports the socio-economic analysis of chemicals by allowing a better quantification and monetisation of health- and environmental impacts. This research, funded by the EC, builds on the OECD work on quantifying the social costs of environmental externalities, particulary in recent years on the costs of air pollution. Latest report: Environmental and health impacts caused by Perfluorooctanoic acid.

  • 22-March-2018

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    Economic assessment and valuations of environmental and health impacts caused by Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts - Environment Working Paper

    Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is being used in fluoropolymer production, as surface treatment agents and for the manufacture of side-chain fluorinated polymers. However, there is evidence that PFOA and its salts have a number of hazardous properties that may cause harm to human health and the environment. This report evaluates existing economic assessments and valuations of impacts arising from PFOA and its salts.

  • 31-October-2017

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    Best Available Techniques to Prevent and Control Industrial Chemical Pollution

    The OECD assist governments to implement policies and practices that embody Best Available Techniques (or similar concepts) to prevent and control industrial emissions.

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  • 9-August-2017

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    Portal on Per and Poly Fluorinated Chemicals

    Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) are substances that have many manufacturing and industrial applications because they impart useful properties (fire resistance and oil, stain, grease and water repellency). Some of the properties are associated with environmental and human health concerns. To support a global transition towards safer alternatives, this Portal facilitates the exchange of information.

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  • 31-July-2017

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    Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and related chemical products

    Hazard Assessment of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and its Salts for human health and the environment, as a result of its investigation in the OECD Existing Chemicals Programme.

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  • 31-July-2017

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    Series on Risk Management - Work on Specific Chemical Exposures of Concern

    Publications from the Series on Risk Management which relate to Work on Specific Chemical Exposures of Concern.

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  • 29-September-2015

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    Reports to support efforts in the framework of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

    The OECD/UNEP Global PFC group has published two new reports to support efforts in the framework of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) to improve information sharing at a global level on perfluorinated chemistries.

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  • 29-September-2015

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    Working Towards A Global Emission Inventory of PFASs: Focus on PFCAs – Status Quo and the Way Forward

    This manual establishes a global emission inventory for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and uses perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids (PFCAs) as a reference to present an overall picture of global and regional emissions of PFASs and other related fluorinated substances.

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