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1999

Other Test Methods Viable Replacement for Animal Testing of Chemical Burn Agents

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The new Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM), formed by NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program, concludes for the first time that non-animal tests can replace the use of laboratory animals in chemical tests to determine if a chemical is likely to burn or corrode human skin.


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  • 2010: Leading Toxicologists Highlight Advances to Safeguard Public Health NIEHS and NTP Research Showcased at SOT Annual Meeting
  • 2009: Countries Unite to Reduce Animal Use in Product Toxicity Testing Worldwide
  • 2008: Plan Expedites Alternatives to Animal Testing
  • 2001: Drop of 30 Percent in Use of Animals in Some Tests Could Be Quickly Achieved through Use of Cells, U.S. Says
  • 2000: EPA, OSHA and CPSC Accept Non-Animal System for Screening Chemicals - Skin Corrosiveness
  • 1999: A Big Step in Reducing Animal Testing: FDA, EPA, OSHA and CPSC Accept Alternative Test for Allergic Contact Dermatitis Following Review, Approval by an Independent Scientific Panel

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