OECD OFFERS COSMETICS INDUSTRY IT TECHNIQUES TO AVOID ANIMAL TESTS

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE ORGANISATION for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released an information technology system that could help the cosmetics and other chemical-based industries speed safety tests, saving money and avoiding using animals. The computerised assistance includes ways of checking existing safety data on chemicals, avoiding wasteful experiments. Notably, the (Q)SAR [Quantitative) Structure Activity Relationships] Application Toolbox, allows users to estimate the hazardous properties of chemicals by analysing their molecular ...


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