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The way forward for assessing the human health safety of cosmetics in the EU - Workshop Proceedings

Rogiers, V, Benfenati, E, Bernauer, U, Bodin, L and Cronin, MTD (2020) The way forward for assessing the human health safety of cosmetics in the EU - Workshop Proceedings. Toxicology, 436. ISSN 0300-483X

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Although the need for non-animal alternatives has been well recognised for the human health hazard assessment of chemicals in general, it has become especially pressing for cosmetic ingredients due to the full implementation of testing and marketing bans on animal testing under the European Cosmetic Regulation. This means that for the safety assessment of cosmetics, the necessary safety data for both the ingredients and the finished product can be drawn from validated (or scientifically-valid), so-called “Replacement methods”. In view of the challenges for safety assessment without recourse to animal test data, the Methodology Working Group of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety organised a workshop in February 2019 to discuss the key issues in regard to the use of animal-free alternative methods for the safety evaluation of cosmetic ingredients. This perspective article summarises the outcomes of this workshop and reflects on the state-of-the-art and possible way forward for the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients for which no experimental animal data exist. The use and optimisation of “New Approach Methodologies” that could be useful tools in the context of the “Next Generation Risk Assessment and the strategic framework for safety assessment of cosmetics were discussed in depth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2020 10:00
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2022 09:45
DOI or ID number: 10.1016/j.tox.2020.152421
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12331
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