Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy
National Research Council; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
NAS Press | 2007 | ISBN: 0309109930 0309109922 9780309109925 9780309109932 | 217 pages | PDF | 8 MB
This book finds that developing, improving, and validating new laboratory tools based on recent scientific advances could significantly improve our ability to understand the hazards and risks posed by chemicals. This new knowledge would lead to much more informed environmental regulations and dramatically reduce the need for animal testing because the new tests would be based on human cells and cell components.