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The Sixth Amendment to the EU Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC and 95/35/EEC) has immense implications for animal testing and replacement alternatives in general and for the cosmetics industry in particular. This paper gives detailed extracts from the Amendment and reports on the ECVAM/CPS workshop at which these implications were discussed. Conclusions and recommendations focused on product testing, non-animal tests and testing strategies, eye irritation, skin irritation, skin penetration, skin sensitisation, phototoxicity and genotoxicity.

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Authors: BALLS M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: In Cosmetics 95, Paris (FR), April 5-7, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38946 ORA
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