Single Generation Reproductive Toxicology Test May Be Accepted in the EU under REACH, Saving Millions of Animals
ECHA (the European Chemical Agency) has announced that it is in favor of accepting the Extended One-Generation Reproductive Toxicity Study (EOGRTS) for reproductive toxicity. This test allows just one generation of animals to be used, with additional tests on a second generation required only if the first round raised concerns. The agency says that the streamlined test will, “under certain conditions”, provide sufficient safety information to replace the two-generation reproductive toxicity study. It says it has already received around 230 proposals from companies to carry out the new test.