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Päivi Jokiniemi and Paul Trouth
Article related to: REACH
Alternatives to animal testing – what's new in 2016?
Many of ECHA's activities help to avoid unnecessary testing on animals. What will the new developments be in 2016?
Advice on alternatives to animal testing
ECHA promotes the use of alternative methods in many ways.
During public consultations, everyone can submit relevant information that could be used to avoid tests on vertebrate animals. Registrants can then consider the feedback received to fulfil their REACH information requirements.
Scientific workshop on new methodologies
The new approach methodologies aim to reduce the need for animal testing. To be valid in the regulatory context, the methods should generate information that is reliable enough for risk assessment and classification to protect human health and the environment.
- OECD test guidelines
- Guidance on information requirements
- Practical Guide: How to avoid unnecessary animal testing
- REACH 2018, phase 3
- REACH 2018, phase 4
- Grouping of substances and read-across
- Public consultations on testing proposals
- Information on chemicals
- QSAR Toolbox
- Workshop on New Approach Methodologies in Regulatory Science
- Terminology - in 23 languages
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