Category: Chemicals

Nanomaterials: tiny particles, big questions

By Kyeong Wha Chung, Hannah Thabet and Bob Diderich, OECD Environment Directorate Nanomaterials make up many of everyday products around us, whose existence relies on the ability to design, manufacture, and manipulate materials on a tiny scale that is invisible to the naked eye.… Continue Reading “Nanomaterials: tiny particles, big questions”

Regulating groups of chemicals: a cost-effective option for chemical safety

By Bob Diderich and Shanda Moorghen, OECD Environment Directorate There are currently more than 23,000 chemicals produced or imported at quantities of more than one tonne per year just in Europe. We can find them in the clothes we wear, the shampoos we use,… Continue Reading “Regulating groups of chemicals: a cost-effective option for chemical safety”

Why is there a shortage of disinfectants during the COVID-19 crisis?

By Bob Diderich and Sylvie Poret, OECD Environment Directorate I’m sure many of you recently had the same experience I had. I went to the pharmacy in the early days of the pandemic and, before I opened my mouth, the pharmacist said “we’re out… Continue Reading “Why is there a shortage of disinfectants during the COVID-19 crisis?”