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OECD 2009: Guidance manual for the testing of manufactured nanomaterials

OECD_200This Guidance Manual, published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), includes protocols and methodologies for the testing of manufactured nanomaterials under the OECD Sponsorship Programme, covering physico-chemical characterisation and (eco)toxicology. It also:

  • describes the three modes of sponsorship involvement (lead-Sponsors, co-Sponsors and Contributors);
  • explains the ┬ádistinction between a Phase 1 (exploratory) and a Phase 2 of the Sponsorship Programme;
  • provides considerations on how to develop a sufficient set of information to address endpoints;
  • outlines the WPMN review and oversight approaches, including a two-year review, and;
  • outlines those expected outputs from the testing programmes of each sponsored manufactured nanomaterial.

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TiO2 is used in a range of consumer products, including sunscreens, cosmetics, and paints.