Detergent industry’s efforts to have a robust in vitro test method for classification purposes rewarded by recent OECD publication

The OECD has published the revised version of Test Guideline No. 438 that can be used to classify products (e.g. detergents and surfactants) as ‘causing serious eye damage’.

Using the outcome of its in vitro eye irritation programme that began in 2010, A.I.S.E. – with the support of the Netherlands – initiated in 2014 the process of official adoption for this revised OECD Test Guideline.

A.I.S.E. hopes that this milestone contributes to the further acceptance of in vitro data in the classification and labelling of detergents and cleaning products.

To access the A.I.S.E. Press Release, click here
To access the OECD Test 438, click here

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