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Document ID (ISN)101392
CIS number 03-290
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) KoŰter H.B.W.M., Visser R.
Title Work in OECD on chemical safety: Approaches for human risk assessment
Bibliographic information Apr. 2000, Vol.38, No.2, p.109-119. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract By harmonizing national approaches to regulations related to chemicals, industry avoids being confronted with a large number of conflicting or duplicative requirements, governments are provided with a common basis for working with each other and non-tariff barriers to trade are reduced. This article presents the initiatives and activities of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) aimed at harmonizing approaches to chemical safety and hazard evaluation. These include the Mutual Acceptance of Data Scheme, Test Guidelines, Good Laboratory Practice and the Environmental Health and Safety Programme. Issues discussed include guidelines for animal experiments, testing of reproductive toxicity and neurotoxicity, classification and labelling.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; hazard evaluation; international cooperation; health hazards; chemical hazards
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; laboratories; antifertility effects; OECD; directive; animal experiments; standardization; sampling and analysis; classification; labelling
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Risk evaluation