OECD launches its knowledge base on Adverse Outcome Pathways

25/9/2014 – The OECD endeavours to make better use of increased knowledge of how chemicals induce adverse effects in humans and wildlife, through the so-called Adverse Outcome Pathways. It is based on such knowledge that effective tools can be built to identify chemicals that need to be regulated. Adverse Outcomes Pathways (AOPs) provide a means of understanding how chemicals induce adverse effects through their toxicity pathways and modes of action. Since 2012, the AOP Development Programme at the OECD has been pioneering the establishment of a comprehensive AOP framework that can enable the more effective use of mechanistic information in regulatory decision-making.
Full press release available at http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/launch-adverse-outcome-pathways-knowledge-base.htm