Implications of Animal Welfare on Toxicity Testing

Otto A. Meyer

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The testing strategy for chemical substances is discussed with regard to obtaining improved quality of data for health assessment while respecting the ethical responsibility for consideration of the welfare of the animals involved. Ensuring animal welfare without indulging too much in anthropomorphism leads to better research/testing. Current trends in toxicity testing will result in tests involving more sophisticated techniques, better quality of laboratory animals, and eventually the use of fewer animals.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHuman & Experimental Toxicology
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)516-521
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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