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Progress Report on Alternative Methods to Animal Testing Published by Nick Boley
May 30, 2013, 09:32
Filed under: chemicals, Cosmetics, EU Research | Tags: ,

A progress report on the development, validation and regulatory acceptance of alternative methods to animal testing for the assessment of toxicity of cosmetics has been published by the  Joint Research Centre’s European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM).  

This report highlights progress on the availability of methods with the potential to address toxicological properties of particular relevance to the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients.

Laboratories are continuing to develop new testing methods which negate the need to use animals, which is necessary following the complete marketing ban came into force concerning cosmetics products which contain ingredients tested on animals after 11 March 2013. These methods are also valuable if they can be applied to other substances which may be restricted or controlled under other Regulations, such as REACH.

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