In 1996, prohibits an EU directive on the protection of animals used for experimental purposes, their use, if valid, alternative methods are available. However, if the REACH – Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals – Legislation initiated 3000 chemical products sold in Europe will have to be evaluated for their toxicological properties. . Mechanisms modeling. It is of utmost importance, therefore, to develop alternative strategies to cell or tissue culture, or computer modeling.. Although animal testing remains, for the moment, the most reliable method for testing the allergenic potential of a chemical substance that is the wish of the European Union used to gradually reduce the number of animals in toxicity testing.
About the AuthorKenneth Covinsky, is at the Department of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco and staff based senior physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Continue reading