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  • 21-February-2019

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    International Uniform ChemicaL Information Database (IUCLID)

    This report outlines the customisation opportunities for IUCLID version 6. It also gives an overview of what IUCLID offers to regulatory bodies and industry as a key application to record, store, maintain and exchange data on chemicals. IUCLID is used in a variety of countries and regulatory contexts, therefore the report describes to which extent it is customisable to facilitate the management of chemical data across these contexts.

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  • 20-February-2019

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    Adoption of the Recommendation on Countering the Illegal Trade of Pesticides

    Today, OECD Council adopted the Recommendation on Countering the Illegal Trade of Pesticides to strengthen cooperation between countries and inspectors and identify illegal pesticides throughout their lifecycle with a Best Practice Guidance.

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  • 30-January-2019

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    Substitution of hazardous chemicals

    The first report is a synthesis from a Workshop on Approaches to Support Substitution and Alternatives Assessment, which discussed approaches used to support alternative assessments and substitution. The second report is a Cross Country Analysis of Approaches to Support Alternatives Assessment and Substitution of Chemicals of Concern that describes a list of approaches developed across countries and by different stakeholders.

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  • 28-January-2019

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    Saving Costs in Chemicals Management - How the OECD Ensures Benefits to Society

    The chemical industry is one of the largest industrial sectors in the world and is expected to grow fourfold by 2060. Indeed modern life without chemicals would be inconceivable. Given the potential environmental and human health risks from exposure to chemicals, governments and industry have a major responsibility to ensure that chemicals are produced and used safely. The OECD assists countries in developing and implementing policies and instruments that protect human health and the environment, and in making their systems for managing chemicals as efficient as possible. To eliminate duplication of work and avoid non-tariff barriers to trade, emphasis has been on developing shared frameworks for gathering and assessing information on potential chemical risks. The time-tested OECD Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) system provides a major basis for generating savings to governments and industry. This report provides an overview of the benefits and estimates the total savings from OECD work to be more than EUR 309 million per year.
  • 14-December-2018

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    Considerations for Assessing the Risks of Combined Exposure to Multiple Chemicals

    This document outlines various approaches and methodologies for the assessment of risks from combined exposures to multiple chemicals. The document draws from approaches and experience in the regulatory context, and presents elements to consider in the assessment.

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  • 19-November-2018

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    OECD Product Release and Exposure Data Warehouse

    The Product Release and Exposure Data Warehouse is a Microsoft® Access 2016 database is designed to house existing data on releases of chemicals from, and exposures to, commercial and consumer end products. A number of forms provide a simple approach to data entry and access to the existing data.

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  • 2-November-2018

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    Missed our latest webinar: Toward greener water and oil repellents in the textile industry? Watch the video recording

    On 30 October 2018, Eeva Leinala of the OECD Environment Directorate; Ruth Garcia, Gemma Janer and Marc Torrentellé from LEITAT; and Julio Fierro of the Centro Tecnológico de Investigación Multisectorial presented the MIDWOR-LIFE project that aims to mitigate the environmental, health and safety impacts of current Durable Water & Oil Repellents and available alternatives by looking at their environmental impact & technical performance.

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  • 30-October-2018

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    Join our Webinar on Tuesday 30 October @ 1 pm: Toward greener water and oil repellents in the textile industry - case study

    The webinar will present the MIDWOR-LIFE project that aims to mitigate the environmental, health and safety impacts of current Durable Water and Oil Repellents and available alternatives by looking at their environmental impact and technical performance.

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  • 22-October-2018

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    Assessing the economic valuation of the benefits of regulating chemicals - Environment Working Paper

    This paper reviews and compares five case studies on quantification and economic valuation of benefits in cost-benefit analyses (CBAs) of regulating phthalates, mercury, PFOA (perfluoro-octanic acid) and its salts, NMP (1 methyl-2-pyrroloidine) and formaldehyde. The case studies had all been carried out as part of the SACAME project, and the purpose of the present paper is to draw out cross-cutting findings from these studies.

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  • 12-September-2018

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    Webinar: Best Environmental Practices (BEP) for textiles in the context of management of per- and polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)

    Join us for our per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances webinar on Best Environmental Practices (BEP) for Textiles

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