A survey on Adverse Outcome Pathways has been launched with the aim of collecting feedback from chemical safety regulators and stakeholders about how the AOP concept is being used for regulatory purposes. The survey should also help to identify priorities for the future.
The safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials is an important concern impacting regulatory bodies throughout the world. Due to their size, Manufactured Nanomaterials may require additional testing beyond the standard suite of tests used for other chemicals, to ensure that the impact on human health and the environment is fully understood - download Manufactured Nanomaterials Dossiers or search for Tested Endpoints.
This work describes the various endeavours of OECD countries to develop harmonised methodologies for birds toxicity testing, including the successful outcomes or the reasons for stopping activities in some cases. The work has required commitment from countries and industry in terms of staffing and laboratory resources to perform experimental testing and generate data.
The OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals are a collection of the most relevant internationally agreed test methods used by government, industry and independent laboratories to determine the safety of chemicals and chemical preparations, including pesticides and industrial chemicals.
Draft Guidance Documents: draft Validation of the (anti-) ERα CALUX bioassay; and Study for Androgen Receptor (AR)-mediated stably transfected transcriptional activation (AR-STTA), deadline for public comment set for 5 February 2016.
A new report on "Guidance Document on the In Vitro Bhas 42 Cell Transformation Assay (BHAS 42 CTA)" is now available in this series.
New deadlines for comments: Test Guidelines (TG) 402 on Acute Dermal Toxicity and scoping document; Draft updated TG 412 on 28-d repeated dose inhalation toxicity study; Draft updated TG 413 on 90-d repeated dose inhalation; Draft revised TG 438 on Isolated Chicken eye test document toxicity study and Supporting document for amending Decision Criteria in TG 438.
A new report has been launched by the OECD Ad Hoc Group on Substitution of Harmful Chemicals. The report identifies where gaps remain in terms of possible missing tools, guidance and research to support stakeholders engaged in alternatives assessment and substitution of harmful chemicals.
This is a list of publications under the OECD Series on Emission Scenario Documents (ESDs).
This document supplies basic information useful in risk/safety assessment of food and feed using new varieties of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris): background on this major legume which is grown and consumed worldwide, compositional considerations, key constituents (nutrients, anti-nutrients, and others). Constituents to be analysed are suggested. This publication is issued in the Novel Food and Feed Safety Series.