Safe cosmetics without animal testing? Contributions of the EU Project Sens-it-iv

  title={Safe cosmetics without animal testing? Contributions of the EU Project Sens-it-iv},
  author={Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Weltzien and Emanuela Corsini and Dr. Sue Gibbs and Dr. Malin Lindstedt and Prof. Dr. Carl Borrebaeck and Dr. Petra Budde and Dr. Peter Schulz-Knappe and Dr. Hermann-Josef Thierse and Stefan F Martin and Dr. Erwin L. Roggen},
  journal={Journal f{\"u}r Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit},
The 7th Ammendment to the Cosmetics Directive of the European Commission (Directive 76/768/EEC2) bans the marketing of cosmetics containing animal-tested ingredients since March 2009. Excepted are only tests for repeated dose toxicity, for which the animal ban will come into effect by 2013. One major concern for cosmetics, i.e. the risk of containing skin (contact) sensitizers, has in the past been addressed almost exclusively by animal testing. It is this problem attracting the central… CONTINUE READING


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