• EPA Seeks Comment on Draft Interim Science Policy to Reduce Animal Testing for Skin Sensitization

    9 days ago - By Topix

    On April 10, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of a draft Science Policy document intended to reduce the use of animals in testing chemicals to evaluate whether they cause an allergic reaction, inflammation, or sensitization of the skin. According to EPA, the document, Draft Interim Science Policy: Use of Alternative Approaches for Skin Sensitization as a Replacement for Laboratory Animal Testing , "describes the science behind the non-animal alternatives that can now be used to identify skin sensitization."
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