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Consultation on "Draft Report on alternative (non-animal) methods for cosmetics testing: current status and future prospects - 2010"

Policy field(s): Internal Market

Target groups(s): All citizens and organisations can contribute to this consultation.

Period of consultation: From 23 July 2010 to 15 October 2010

Objective of the consultation

The Commission would like to consult the public on the five chapters of the “Draft Report on Alternative (non-animal) methods for cosmetics testing: current status and future prospects - 2010”. The focus of the consultation is to ensure that each chapter correctly reflects the current state of the art and the prospects.

In 2011, the Commission will have to inform the European Parliament and the Council in case alternative methods to animal testing will not be developed and validated before 2013 for the remaining endpoints that are exempted from the Cosmetics Directive's marketing ban until 2013 (for details see attached consultation document).

To this end the Draft Technical Report that is the subject of this consultation has been elaborated by experts proposed by the different stakeholders and chaired by the Commission's Joint Research Centre.

How to submit your contribution

Comments on this public consultation should be submitted using the provided comment template formmsw8(40 kB)
by mail, fax or e-mail by 15 October 2010 at the latest to:

European Commission
Health and Consumers Directorate-General (DG SANCO)
Unit B2, Cosmetics and Medical Devices, Office 10/176
Avenue d'Auderghem 45
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

Fax: 00 32 (0) 2 296 64 67


View the consultation documents

Introduction Documentpdf(45 kB)

Chapter 1: Repeat dose toxicitypdf(2 MB)
Chapter 2: Sensitisationpdf(893 kB)
Chapter 3: Carcinogenicitypdf(2 MB)
Chapter 4: Toxicokineticspdf(2 MB)
Chapter 5: Reproductive Toxicitypdf(2 MB)

View the comment templates

Comment templatemsw8(40 kB)

Reference documents

Report for establishing the timetable

ECVAM Technical Report

Contact details

Health and Consumers Directorate-General (DG SANCO)
Unit SANCO B2, Cosmetics and Medical Devices



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