Towards alternatives to animal testing of industrial chemicals in Australia – A scoping report
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The purpose of the report is to investigate the development and uptake of new methods to replace animal use in regulatory testing of industrial chemicals. The report examines existing practical examples, as well as emerging techniques, for testing chemicals without the use of animals across relevant sectors (cosmetics and other industrial chemicals). The report also identifies best practices and innovative approaches.
- The scope of the report is limited to industrial chemicals and does not extend to pharmaceuticals or medical testing.
- The report includes a targeted review of the scientific literature on alternatives to animal testing. This is not a systematic review of every testing method and approach, rather, the report provides an overview of trends in the development and use of non-animal methodologies and a scan of how these methods are being accommodated in chemical regulatory frameworks in Australia and internationally.