According to REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), testing for acute inhalation toxicity is required for chemicals manufactured or imported at tonnages ≥ 10 tons per year. Three OECD test guidelines for acute inhalation toxicity in vivo are adopted (TG 403, TG 436, and TG 433). Since animal testing is ethically, scientifically and economically questionable, adoption of alternative methods by the European Union and the OECD is needed. An in vitro system based on the study of lung surfactant function is introduced.
|Journal||Applied in Vitro Toxicology|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Acute inhalation toxicity
- Animal testing
- Lung surfactant
- Regulatory testing