This report introduces working descriptions that will be used for the further development of the OECD Safer Innovation Approach (SIA) and the implementation of the concept of Safe and Sustainable by Design (SSbD) for nanomaterials and advanced materials.Read more
This report provides a Working Description of Advanced Materials (WD AdMa).Read more
Just like any other chemical substance, nanomaterials have to be assessed for their safety using appropriate tools and methodologies. For that reason, the OECD Programme on Manufactured Nanomaterials and the OECD Test Guidelines Programme collaborate to identify and develop standardised methods that can be used to generate relevant and reliable data.Read more
As nanomaterials started to be used in commercial applications, OECD identified the need to analyse the potential safety concerns caused by manufactured nanomaterials. EHS launched a programme of work in 2006 to ensure that the approaches for hazard, exposure and risk assessment for manufactured nanomaterials are of high quality, science-based and internationally harmonised.
WHEN: Wednesday 20 September at 14:00-15:30 CEST / 08:00 - 09:30 EDT
This webinar will present the method to determine the hydrophobicity index (Hy) of nanomaterials (NMs), through an affinity measurement, described in the OECD Test Guideline No. 126. In this TG, Hydrophobicity is defined as "the association of non-polar groups or molecules in an aqueous environment which arises from the tendency of water to exclude non-polar molecules". By measuring their binding rate to different engineered surfaces (collectors), Hy expresses the tendency of the NMs to favour the binding to a non-polar (hydrophobic) surface because of its low affinity for water. The method applies to NMs dispersed in an aqueous solution or to NM powders after their dispersions in aqueous solutions, with or without a surfactant, using a recommended protocol. Through this webinar, you will be able to learn the use and limitation of this Test Guideline, as well as on the validation exercise that was done to support its development. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Spanish.
Nanotechnology and Tyres: Elements for a Risk Assessment Framework
The best practices outlined in the Risk Assessment Framework (RAF) aim to provide a method for evaluating the potential human health and environmental concerns associated with the entire life cycle of nanomaterials used in tyres, focusing on the tyre manufacturing process.
Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport
New nanomaterials offer promising avenues for future innovation, which can contribute towards the sustainability and resource efficiency of the tyre industry. Yet uncertainty over environmental health and safety (EHS) risks appears to be a main and continuous concern for the development of new nanomaterials.
This brochure outlines the achievements made so far by OECD in addressing the human health and environmental safety implications of manufactured nanomaterials.
This booklet describes the work that OECD is doing to address the human health and environmental safety implications associated with the use of manufactured nanomaterials. It presents the OECD Nanosafety programmes during the first five years from 2006-2010.
The OECD project on Nanomaterials has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.