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JRC Publishes Report Reviewing Achievements of OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has published a paper chronicling "ten years of history of OECD's work on nanosafety" and their achievements to date. The report highlights the OECD programme's success in testing 11 nanomaterials for 59 endpoints addressing "physicalechemical properties, mammalian and environmental toxicity, environmental fate and material safety" and determines that many of the test guidelines developed by OECD are "suitable for nanomaterials" and data collected under these guidelines can fall under the OECD's Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) system. JRC also highlights areas where test guidelines are still under development and can be adapted to address nanomaterials.

The full paper, 'Review of achievements of the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials' Testing and Assessment Programme. From exploratory testing to test guidelines' can be accessed at the JRC website.

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