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  • 15-September-2018

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    The OECD QSAR Toolbox

    The survey consists of two set of questions: Case studies (examples) of the QSAR Toolbox application in a regulatory context and General questions regarding use of the QSAR Toolbox. The results of this survey will help to improve the functionality and service of the QSAR Toolbox as well as to promote the usage of the QSAR Toolbox in the regulatory context.

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  • 31-July-2018

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    Call for data on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and alternatives

    The OECD is aiming to collect data for a new report on PFASs and Alternatives - Commercial Availability and Current Uses. A questionnaire is available to provide information on current uses of alternatives to PFASs on the following sectors: textile and shoes, firefighting foam and food packaging. Industry, public authorities, NGOs and academia are invited to participate. Please note that the deadline for response is 31 July 2018.

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  • 23-June-2018

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    Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms in the Environment, Volume 8 - OECD Consensus Document of the Biology of Mosquito Aedes aegypti

    Volume 8 of the Series contains the first biosafety ‘consensus document’ to deal with the biology of an insect, the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Issued by the OECD Working Group on the Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology, the science-based consensus documents collate information for use during the regulatory risk assessment of biotechnology products, i.e. transgenic organisms (plants, animals, micro-organisms) when intended for release in the environment. Ae. aegypti mosquito is vectoring yellow fever, dengue, Zika and Chikungunya diseases in tropical and sub-tropical regions worldwide. Biotechnological applications are developed to control the mosquito population and reduce virus transmission. The book provides information on Ae. aegypti taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, reproductive biology, genetics, ecology, interactions with other species and the environment. The mosquito effects on human and animal health, and the control strategies/specific programmes to limit its development are also summarised.
  • 15-June-2018

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    OECD biotechnology newsletter updates

    Read our newsletter to stay up-to-date with all the latest OECD work on biotechnology.

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  • 15-June-2018

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    Best Available Techniques to Prevent and Control Industrial Chemical Pollution

    This report presents the first comprehensive analysis of approaches to establishing Best Available Techniques (BAT) to prevent and control industrial pollution. Find out the key characteristics of more than nine methodologies to establish BAT and similar concepts, providing governments with good practice insights on how to effectively design or review their approach to determining BAT.

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  • 11-June-2018

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    Guidance on Change of Ownership in Hazardous Facilities

    The OECD releases a Guidance on Change of Ownership in Hazardous Facilities. This Guidance is a concise document providing a framework to assist stakeholders to identify, understand and minimise the risks during and after a change of ownership at a hazardous facility, and help make the change of ownership a better informed process.

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  • 6-June-2018

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    Economic valuation in 1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) regulation - Environment Working Paper

    This paper gives an overview of economic assessments of the benefits of the control of 1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone, an organic solvent, used in a number of sectors. Health risks associated with the manufacture of NMP include the risk of stillbirth and developmental retardation to pregnant workers, as well as a variety of chronic and acute effects, including respiratory effects.

  • 6-June-2018

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    Economic assessments of the benefits of regulating mercury - Environment Working Paper

    This paper gives an overview of economic assessments of the benefits of the control of emissions of mercury compounds, their completeness from a social cost point of view and the magnitudes of the values attached to mercury compounds in different contexts. The assessments have been conducted in the context of coal-fired electricity generation and the valuation of human health impacts linked to ingestion of methylmercury.

  • 6-June-2018

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    Socio-economic assessment of phthalates - Environment Working Paper

    This paper gives an overview of economic assessments of the benefits of the control of exposure to phthalates, a group of chemicals with numerous uses, most importantly, as a plasticiser to make rigid plastics like PVC flexible. There is significant concern that these substances can act as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), affecting both human health and ecosystems.

  • 6-June-2018

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    Economic Valuation in Formaldehyde regulation - Environment Working Paper

    This paper gives an overview of economic assessments of the benefits of the control of formaldehyde and reflects on developments in its risk management and regulation. Formaldehyde is used in the manufacture of resins, as a disinfectant and fixative and as a preservative in consumer products. Formaldehyde exposure can be harmful to human health.

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