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The prospects for alternative methods for testing cosmetic products and ingrediants are discussed. The role of ECVAM as part of the European Commission is outlined, and examples of progress are given in relation to phototoxicity, skin irritation, skin sensitivity and skin corrosivity. Problems related to producing alternative tests for eye and percutaneous absorption are discussed

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Authors: BALLS M, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Parfuemerie und Kosmetik, 3 (1998), 10-12
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