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  • 29-September-2015

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    New 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 documents 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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  • 29-September-2015

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    Risk Reduction Approaches for Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) – A Cross-Country Analysis

    This brochure was prepared by the OECD/UNEP Global PFC Group and provides an overview of current activities with regard to the development of risk reduction approaches for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in a number of jurisdictions.

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  • 19-June-2015

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    Policy Drivers and Chemicals Management

    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.

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  • 30-January-2015

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    OECD Substitution and Alternatives Assessment Toolbox

    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.

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  • 23-May-2014

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    Removal/emission predictions of wastewater treatment for exposure assessment and Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

    This document compiles information on the current methodologies, tools and models and helps readers identify appropriate models/ and methodologies for estimating substance-specific removal/emissions from wastewater treatment systems. It could support efforts to improve these models and tools.

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  • 6-December-2013

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    Substitution of hazardous chemicals

    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.

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  • 20-September-2013

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    Synthesis paper on per and polyfluorinated chemicals

    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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  • 20-August-2013

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    Environment, Health and Safety Briefs: Perfluorinated Chemicals

    This brief on the EHS Perfluorinated Chemicals programme shows the objectives, outcomes and benefits of the programme.

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  • 27-January-2012

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    The Role of Government Policy in Supporting the Adoption of Green/Sustainable Chemistry Innovations

    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

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