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EPA Set to Accept Some Chemical Data From Nonanimal Skin Tests

April 10, 2018, 3:26 PM

Chemical and pesticide manufacturers soon can provide the EPA with data from tests that don’t use animal subjects to evaluate whether their products cause skin allergies, a senior agency official said April 10.

The agency is poised to release this week a draft science policy that would allow companies to submit information generated from two cellular tests and another that sees whether proteins in the skin react to the pesticide or chemical.

Those would be in lieu of information that companies typically generate by putting chemicals on the skin of mice, Nancy Beck, the Environmental ...

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