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ECVAM Technical Report on the Status of Alternative Methods for Cosmetics Testing (2008-2009)

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Oct 21, 2010
Contact:
V. Zuang, J. Barroso, S. Bremer, S. Casati, M. Ceridono, S. Coecke, R. Corvi, C. Eskes*, A. Kinsner, C. Pellizzer*, P. Prieto, A. Worth and J. Kreysa (* no longer working at JRC)

A report prepared in the framework of Directive 2003/15/EC (7th Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive). JRC58991 - EUR 24413 EN - ISBN 978-92-79-16021-9 - ISSN 1018-5593 - DOI 10.2788/99101 Luxembourg: Publications Office of the EU © European Union, 2010

The ECVAM technical report presents the progress made in the development and validation of alternative methods for the human health effects relevant to the Cosmetics Directive. It provides an
update on the activities described by ECVAM in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
The report intends to present the latest scientific and technical developments in the field during 2008-2009. As required by Directive 2003/15/EC, the seventh amendment to Directive 76/768/EEC,
developments in refinement and reduction methods are also described (EU, 2003).