Considerations for the Human Health Risk Assessment of Externally Applied ds-RNA-Based Pesticides | This report includes lessons learned from the application of this technology in the field of pharmaceuticals and considers a range of issues directly relevant to human exposure arising from the application of externally-applied dsRNA-based pesticides. It also discusses possible effects of dsRNA exposure in mammals.
The OECD has set up the Surveys on Willingness-to-Pay to Avoid Negative Chemicals-Related Health Impacts (SWACHE) project to establish comparable values for the willingness-to-pay to avoid negative health effects due to exposure to chemicals. The health effects valued include asthma, infertility, IQ loss, chronic kidney disease, and very low birth weight.
Countries are taking action against toxic chemicals emitted into air, water and land by industry. How can countries track progress made towards this target? The new OECD report looks at Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers data as a means to track toxic releases to monitor chemical pollution in order to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.4.
Children can be more vulnerable to environmental hazards posed by chemicals, due to their physiological differences and unique behaviour. This document presents the results of a survey conducted in 2021, aiming to identify currently available methodologies for assessing the risk of chemicals to children’s health and also identify possible needs for additional or missing parameters and for further guidance documents.
This Guidance provides concise and practical information to help organisations identify the type of chemicals information shared on the eChemPortal - the Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances and to define the best strategy to participate as a data source.
The series on Risk Management covers methodologies for both governments and industry to manage risks posed by chemicals and, when appropriate, to harmonise risk management activities. The OECD provides information on the following areas: perfluorinated chemicals, substitution of hazardous chemicals, sustainable chemistry and others.
These two documents compile information on activities related to the assessment of the safety of products derived from modern biotechnology, environmental safety (biosafety) and the safety of novel foods and feeds, at the international level between April 2021 and May 2022. The information was provided by OECD Members, partner countries and observer organisations participating in the work.
This report presents current approaches used to derive biomonitoring values and provides globally harmonised recommendations on how-to derive and apply occupational biomonitoring assessment values. It is relevant for occupational health professionals and occupational safety and health specialists, regulatory authorities, industry, researchers, and stakeholders interested in addressing occupational and general population biomonitoring.
The Chemical Safety and Biosafety Progress Report is released every eight months. Its purpose is to provide an update on the projects, events and activities. Information on new publications as well as dates and venues of upcoming events and meetings are given.
GLP issues raised by testing labs are covered in this comprehensive list of questions and answers, recently updated with questions related to: Test Facility organisation and personnel, Quality Assurance, Equipment and computerized systems, Test items, reference items and samples/specimens (Biologicals, GMOs, etc.), SOPs, Management of the study, Histopathology, Archives and E-Archives and Monitoring Test Facility compliance by GLP CMAs.