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The OECD (Organisation for Economics Cooperation and Development) has recommended its member countries to apply existing international and national chemical regulatory frameworks to manage the risks associated with manufactured nanomaterials. The Recommendation , approved by the OECD council, noted that these frameworks and other management systems may need to be adapted to take into account the specific properties of manufactured nanomaterials.

Another important consequence of this Recommendation relates to the data collection as part of the safety assessment of nanomaterials. Much of this data will be covered by the OECD system for Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD), applied for chemical assessment. The MAD systems allows sharing of results from a variety of non-clinical safety tests done on chemicals and chemical products, such as industrial chemicals and pesticides - and now nanomaterials within the OECD and other adherent countries. There will be a review of the Recommendation in three years to assess how it has been implemented in OECD countries and those partner countries which have adhered to it.

 

  • For further information, please visit the OECD website or contact Peter Kearns in the OECD Environment directorate, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/newsid=32492.php
  • http://www.oecd.org/newsroom/oecd-countries-address-the-safety-of-manufactured-nanomaterials.htm

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