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The Year in Review: AltTox Editorial Board members reflect on significant technology and policy developments in 2015

Posted: December 28, 2015 For the final “In the Spotlight” article of 2015, we asked AltTox Editorial Board members to identify what they saw as the most significant development for non-animal chemical safety testing, in the realms of technology or policy. Here is what some of them had to say. Bas Blaauboer: “An important step […]
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EURL ECVAM report on alternative methods

Contributor: Kristie Sullivan, PCRM The European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) has published an extremely comprehensive report on all its activities related to human and ecological health, the development and validation of alternative methods, and information dissemination, and regulatory implementation. The report contains summaries of, e.g., EURL ECVAM’s activities in […]
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In the US and EU, proposals are advanced to reduce the use of animals for acute systemic toxicity testing

Acute systemic toxicity refers to the adverse reactions that occur within 24 hours of oral or dermal exposure to a substance, or within 4 hours of inhalation exposure. In traditional toxicity testing procedures it is measured by the median lethal dose (LD50 for oral or dermal routes of exposure, or LC50 – median lethal concentration […]
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