Following their meeting in June 2014, the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) has released a summary report on the applicability of existing OECD Test Guidelines with regards to physical-chemical properties, which are relevant for the safety and regulatory decision-making of nanoform substances. The document also includes several recommendations for the further refinement of test methods and characterisation of nanomaterials.
A second report released by the WPMN discusses the responses to, and findings from, a survey on the concepts of grouping, equivalence and read-across, based on the physical-chemical properties of nanomaterials. The OECD will collate the different approaches of its member states and work towards harmonised guidance on the subject.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Environment Directorate, Joint meeting of the Chemicals Committee and the Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology.
Physical-chemical parameters: measurements and methods relevant for the regulation of nanomaterials. OECD Workshop Report Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials No. 63. ENV/JM/MONO(2016)2. 21-Jan-2016. http://www.oecd.org/officialdocuments/publicdisplaydocumentpdf/?cote=env/jm/mono(2016)2&doclanguage=en
Approaches on nano grouping/ equivalence/ read-across concepts based on physical-chemical properties (GERA-PC) for regulatory regimes. Results from the Survey. Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials No.64. ENV/JM/MONO(2016)3. 22-Jan-2016. http://www.oecd.org/officialdocuments/publicdisplaydocumentpdf/?cote=env/jm/mono(2016)3&doclanguage=en
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