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OECD Testing Guidelines

OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals are a set of internationally accepted specifications for the testing of chemicals decided on by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. They were first published in 1981. View Source

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Endangered Species Act (ESA) passed by Congress

ESA is landmark legislation providing strong protection for the conservation of threatened and endangered plants and animals and the habitats in which they are found. Its strict provisions for protection of individual organisms from harm have proven challenging for EPA's…

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Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act signed into law

"All products must be registered with EPA EPA sets tolerances Stringent labeling of uses; use inconsistent with label prohibited (Establish heavy fines and prison sentences for violators) States may still label pesticides for limited local needs Establishes general use and…

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Formation of the EPA

EPA's mission is to protect human health by safeguarding the air we breathe, water we drink and land on which we live. US EPA was formed to administer environmental quality regulations and assumed responsibilities from USDA related to pesticide registration…

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Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC)

The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC)is an international food standards body established jointly by the Food and Agriculture organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO)in May 1963 with the objective of protecting consumer’s health and ensuring fair practices in food…

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Organisation for European Economic Cooperation (OECD)

The Organisation for European Economic Co-operation (OEEC) was formed in 1948 to administer American and Canadian aid in the framework of the Marshall Plan for the reconstruction of Europe after World War II. Similar reconstruction aid was sent to the…

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