The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is “to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world”. Recently, 16-17 October 2014, the OECD Advisory Group on Endocrine Disrupters Testing and Assessment met to discuss the development and update of Test Guidelines and related documents for the testing and assessment of endocrine disrupters.
Member countries are being encouraged to develop non-animal test methods for the detection of thyroid disruptors. Highlighting the fact that the thyroid pathway is an important endocrine system, OECD believes that more efficient methods of testing are required and that advancements in such testing should be “very high priority” in order for accurate screening and assessment of endocrine disruption in humans and wildlife to be detected.
See Chemical Watch, 22 October 2014, OECD calls for progress on thyroid disruptor testing