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  • 12-May-2015


    IOMC Online Toolbox for Implementing Chemical Safety

    The new version of the IOMC Toolbox for Decision Making in Chemicals Management provides a set of interactive features allowing governments to use it as a platform for collaboration among ministries, agencies, and other stakeholders such as industry. Users can save their information, add comments, and share and discuss issues with colleagues and partners.

  • 7-April-2015


    Emission Scenario Documents

    This is a list of publications under the OECD Series on Emission Scenario Documents (ESDs)

  • 3-April-2015


    Safety Assessment of Foods and Feeds Derived from Transgenic Crops, Volume 1

    Volume I of this series compiles the science-based consensus documents of the OECD Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds from 2002 to 2008.

  • 20-March-2015


    Environment, Health and Safety News

    This newsletter provides an update on the main events and activities of the Environment, Health and Safety Programme of the OECD.

  • 11-March-2015


    Policy Perspectives - Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Indsutry and Tyres

    An OECD policy perspective is now available which describes some of the major highlights from an OECD report on Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport.

  • 16-February-2015


    Expansion of Brazil's scope under OECD agreement on mutual acceptance of chemical safety data

    In 2011, Brazil joined OECD’s Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) system ensuring that its chemical safety test data will be accepted by all 40 countries adhering to MAD. Originally limited to data developed in Brazil on pesticides, biocides and industrial chemicals, it now also includes veterinary products, feed additives, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, sanitizers, wood preservative and treatments of effluents and natural ecosystems.

  • 16-February-2015


    A new guidance is now available to facilitate the ecological risk assessment of organometallic and organic metal salt substances

    The OECD has published guidance to facilitate the ecological risk assessment of organometallic and organic metal salt substances. A strategy is presented based on key steps that first consider the fate of these substances in the environment, the identification of moieties of concern, and subsequently the selection of an appropriate path forward to either assess the inorganic moiety and/or the individual substance.

  • 6-February-2015


    Launch of 2 OECD Test Guidelines on human hazard endpoint skin sensitisation

    The OECD has just published two new Test Guidelines on human health hazard endpoint skin sensitisation. Skin sensitisation refers to an allergic response following skin contact with the tested chemical, as defined by the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UN GHS).

  • 30-January-2015


    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.

  • 22-January-2015


    Biosafety and the Environmental Uses of Micro-Organisms

    Micro-organisms play a fundamental role in the environment. Yet their role is the result of complex biogeochemical processes by consortia of micro-organisms and the function of individual species is not clear in many cases. This publication provides an overview of the current situation and relevant developments in environmental microbiology.

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