Testing methods and alternatives

 


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Usually the studies for REACH information requirements on ecotoxicity, toxicity and physical-chemical properties are generated using test guidelines. These official guidelines have been approved by the OECD and EU. 

 


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This webpage gives practical information and tools in relation to help in using of existing information and non-test methods (i.e. predictions) as a first step to meeting REACH information requirements. The information presented is based on the available ECHA Guidance and Practical Guides published earlier.

 


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The grouping of substances and read-across offer a possibility for adaptation of the standard information requirements of the REACH Regulation, with the conditions for using grouping and read-across approaches to fulfil information requirements set in Annex XI, 1.5.