Non Animal Testing, Alternative Test Methods, In Vitro Toxicology, IIVS | Evaluation of the Validated In Vitro Skin Irritation Test (OECD TG 439) for the Assignment of EPA Hazard Categories
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Evaluation of the Validated In Vitro Skin Irritation Test (OECD TG 439) for the Assignment of EPA Hazard Categories

April 1, 2016

Progress within the in vitro toxicology field has made available testing platforms based on reconstructed tissue models that are validated to address the skin corrosion and irritation endpoints. While the validated in vitro assays can be used for the hazard identification of chemicals irritant to skin in accordance with the United Nations (UN) Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, they were not calibrated to address the classification system used by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).