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Testing of chemicals

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  • NANOMET: Towards tailored safety testing methods for nanomaterials

    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.

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  • Thailand goes MAD!

    07/09/2020 - Thailand has joined the OECD system for the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) in the Assessment of Chemicals, ensuring that its non-clinical safety data related to the protection of human health and the environment will be accepted by all 44 countries adhering to MAD. Access the press release.

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  • OECD adopts a set of updated and corrected Test Guidelines for chemicals safety

    On 26 June, OECD adopted a set of updated and corrected Test Guidelines for chemicals safety testing to keep pace with scientific progress for OECD members and Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) adhering countries. Eight Test Guidelines have been updated (TG 437, TG 458, TG 488, TG 491) and corrected (TG 405, TG 439, TG 442C et TG 471).

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OECD assists countries in harmonising Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals and Good Laboratory Practice, in order to ensure high quality and reliable data and for countries and industry to fully benefit from the OECD agreement on Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) and avoid duplicative testing.

 

Key areas of work

 

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PUBLICATIONS

Saving Costs in Chemicals Management: How the OECD ensures benefits to society


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Guidance Document on evaluating Chemicals for Endocrine Disruption


 This guidance document was originally published in 2012 and updated in 2018 to reflect new and updated OECD test guidelines, as well as reflect on scientific advances in the use of test methods and assessment of the endocrine activity of chemicals.

 

Guidance Document on Good In Vitro Method Practices (GIVIMP)

 

 Guidance Document on Good In Vitro Methods Practices (GIVIMP)

 

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