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Animal alternatives

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel asked by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association to agree that the murine local lymph node assay can be used as a "stand-alone alternative" to animal testing for contact sensitization. The Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee for the Validation of Alternative Methods found the assay to be a viable alternative; the committee report is under review by federal agencies ("The Rose Sheet" March 29, p. 9). FDA said in the best-case scenario, the agency would finish its review of LLNA in six months. CIR said it will consider the data



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