The November Chemical Safety newsletter provides an update on the recent events and activities of the OECD Environment, Health and Safety Programme.
New deadlines for comments on the Test Guideline 414: Prenatal Developmental Toxicity Study by 24 November 2017.
The OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals are a collection of the most relevant internationally agreed test methods used by government, industry and independent laboratories to determine the safety of chemicals and chemical preparations, including pesticides and industrial chemicals.
Download and install the QSAR toolbox version 4.1 patch. It provides a fix for installation issues and additional bugs.
This short survey aims to gather feedback from a wide range of stakeholders on the OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accidents Prevention, Preparedness. The feedback received from this survey will help us making sure the new version is an improvement from the past and that it meets current needs of users.
Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) are substances that have many manufacturing and industrial applications because they impart useful properties (fire resistance and oil, stain, grease and water repellency). Some of the properties are associated with environmental and human health concerns. To support a global transition towards safer alternatives, this Portal facilitates the exchange of information.
IPCheM is a single access point for locating and accessing chemical monitoring data across all media in the EU. Operated by the European Commission in collaboration with European Union Agencies, it is developed to address the lack of information on the chemical exposure and burden on the humans and the environment, recognised as the major gap in the knowledge base for chemical policies in several policy documents in the past 15 years.
OECD works with member countries and other stakeholders to cooperatively assess the hazards of industrial chemicals to generate OECD-agreed assessments that are available to the public and that can be used for priority setting, risk assessment and other activities within national or regional programmes.
The new OECD report on "Economic Features of Chemical Leasing" is a review of the literature on the economic features of the Chemical Leasing, focusing on the drivers and barriers and comparing its functioning to traditional contracts.
GLP issues raised by testing labs are covered in this comprehensive list of questions and answers, recently updated with questions related to Validation of Software Programmes which Support OECD Test Guidelines