Conceptual Approaches to Alternate Methods in Toxicological Testing
Keywords: Cell biology, Computer modelling, Toxicity testing
AbstractDue to public pressure, in vivo methods of toxicity testing is being attempted to be replaced by in vitro methods, such as cell and organ culture, computer modelling and modified LD50 tests using lesser number of animals. Specifically in the case of Draize eye irritancy test using rabbits, a number of refinements have been incorporated by different workers, mainly use of a local anaesthetic which will reduce animal distress without vitiating the test results. The author recommends exploration of new avenues for testing based on the advances in cell biology.
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Goldberg, A., & Rowan, A. (2014). Conceptual Approaches to Alternate Methods in Toxicological Testing. Defence Science Journal, 37(2), 99-112. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.37.5896
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