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FAQs - Alternative (Non-Animal) Methods for Cosmetics Testing

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Jun 09, 2011
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Report explained: "Alternative (Non-Animal) Methods for Cosmetics Testing: Current Status and Future Prospects – 2010"

Is animal testing for cosmetics not already prohibited in the EU? What is ECVAM, the European Centre for Validation of Alternative Methods? What are the principles and the major positive outcomes of non-animal testing? Why is it so difficult to find and validate alternative (non-animal) test methods? and apart from funding, what does the European Commission do to make progress in this area?

Find the answers to all this questions, and more, in our updated FAQs on Alternative (Non-Animal) Methods for Cosmetics Testing.

These FAQs are based on the results of an expert panel report published in 2011: "Alternative (non-animal) methods for cosmetics testing: current status and future prospects - 2010" (Copyright © Springer-Verlag 2011 - Archives of Toxicology, Volume 85, Number 5, 367-485 - doi: 10.1007/s00204-011-0693-2)

Photo: In-vitro method (validation and optimisation) in JRC-IHCP laboratory. Copyright European Communities 2010