EPA Launches NAM Framework For Chemical Eye-Irritation Tests Under TSCA

January 9, 2024
EPA is adopting a “framework” for identifying eye irritation and corrosion hazards during TSCA new-chemical reviews that relies on new approach methodologies (NAMs) the agency says are “more reproducible and provide results more relevant to humans” than traditional animal tests, advancing a years-long effort to bolster NAM use in the toxics program. The toxics program announced its “New Chemicals Program Decision Framework for Hazard Identification of Eye Irritation and Corrosion” on Jan. 8, touting the model as a superior alternative...

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