Tests that do not use animal experiments can identify endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The EU Commission clarified that finding and therefore once again updated planned changes for the CLP Regulation in its draft.
The previous draft did not clearly state that a classification based on non-animal tests was possible. The revised draft states that classification in Category 1 should largely be based upon evidence from at least one of the following categories:
a) Human or animal data
b) Both human and animal data
c) Data that does not result from animal experiments, but that is of equal evidentiary weight as data from a or b
The update is part of the plans of the EU Commission to include new hazard classes in the CLP Regulation. The EU recently indicated that it wanted to accelerate the process of introducing the new classes.
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