Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig 1995, 46(2): 163-168

Test Draizea i alternatywne metody działania drażniącego substancji chemicznych
[Draize test and alternative methods for the evaluation of irritancy of chemical substances]

S. Moskalewski, E. T. Mystkowska, E. Kiss


The eye irritancy test in rabbits (Draize test) is currently the method used to evaluate the hazard or safety o f chemical substances. To reduce the need for animal testing some new procedures as alternative were elaborated. We present a review of method used as well as evaluation o f sensitivity and repeatability o f alternative tests applied in laboratories of European Economic Communities.

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