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New OECD Publication addresses Alternative Testing Strategies in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials

The Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD WPMN) has released a new publication of its Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials. The eightieth publication in this series, entitled Alternative testing strategies in risk assessment of manufactured  nanomaterials: current state of knowledge and research needs to advance their use ENV/JM/MONO(2016)63, tackles the issue of 'alternative testing strategies, or strategies that reduce or replace the use of animal testing' in the specific case of nanomaterial risk assessment.

The OECD publication reports on the progress of the WPMN project on alternative testing, which has produced the following outputs:

These activities have highlighted 'the utility of alternative testing strategies for screening level decisions' and produced 'immediately implementable recommendations on how to improve the progress and growth of alternative testing strategies'. Conclusions also insist that such strategies will support categorization and read-across for nanomaterials.

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