The 2018 update of the OECD endocrine disrupting chemicals brochure is now available. The brochure explains why and how OECD became a key player on the issue of endocrine disrupters testing and assessment over the last two decades. It also provides background on endocrine disrupters, and outlines major achievements.
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
The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme's (NICNAS) established the Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP) framework to accelerate the assessment of risks posed to human health and the environment by unassessed chemicals listed on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS). IMAP is a scientific and risk-based model for assessing chemicals with three tiers of assessment.
The November Chemical Safety newsletter provides an update on the recent events and activities of the OECD Environment, Health and Safety Programme.
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.
L'OCDE travaille avec les pays membres et autres parties prenantes à coopérer évaluer les dangers des produits chimiques industriels pour générer de l'OCDE ont convenu-évaluations qui sont à la disposition du public et qui peuvent être utilisés pour l'établissement des priorités, l'évaluation des risques et d'autres activités au sein de programmes nationaux ou régionaux.
Participants from 15 countries attended the Workshop on Developmental Neurotoxicity: The use of non-animal test methods for regulatory purposes” on 18 October 2016, in Belgium. The event, co-organised by the OECD and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), focused on opportunities and challenges related to alternative methods for testing and assessing the DNT potential of chemicals.
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.