Join us on Friday 27 September 2019 @ 1 pm (CEST, Paris time) / 7 am (EST) to learn about various alternative test methods developed as OECD Test Guidelines, and relevant guidance material to address eye irritation and serious eye damage for hazard classification of chemicals.
The OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals are a unique tool for assessing the potential effects of chemicals on human health and the environment. They are regularly updated with the assistance of thousands of national experts from OECD member countries. The current deadline for comments is set on 19 September 2019 for the Draft Guidance Document dissolution rate and dispersion stability of nanomaterials.
The OECD Guidelines are a unique tool for assessing the potential effects of chemicals on human health and the environment. Accepted internationally as standard methods for safety testing, the Guidelines are used by professionals in industry, academia and government involved in the testing and assessment of chemicals. These Guidelines are regularly updated with the assistance of thousands of national experts from OECD member countries.
This Series includes publications related to testing and assessment of chemicals; some of them support the development of OECD Test Guidelines (e.g. validation reports, guidance documents, detailed review papers).
Latest releases: AOPs are the central element of a toxicological knowledge framework, promoted by member countries through OECD, built to support chemical risk assessment based on mechanistic reasoning. Seven New AOPs have now been published.
The purpose of this document is to give guidance to Receiving Authorities on the evaluation of the GLP compliance status of nonclinical safety studies submitted for regulatory purposes. This guidance does not address the scientific evaluation and interpretation of the submitted data or the risk assessment based on these data.
Consult the January and February 2019 deadlines for comment of various OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals: in Vitro 3T3 NRU phototoxicity test; Vitrigel Eye Irritancy Test Method; in vitro Macromolecular Test Method for Eye Hazard Potential; and In Chemico Skin Sensitisation Assays addressing the AOP Key Event of covalent binding to proteins.
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This new edition of the OECD work on Chemical Safety and Biosafety highlights the activities, results and ongoing projects as outlined by the 2019-2020 work programme.
This page contains a list of the Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals.
On 11 February 2019, the OECD organised a webinar to learn and discuss new methodologies on liver models for induction, clearance and toxicity. The speakers presented the benefits compared to existing methods in place, the types of chemicals tested, the results obtained, the transferability and economic aspects for routine testing, and any known limitation to the technologies and their applications.