About Regulatory Acceptance of Animal-Free Chemical Safety Assessment

Regulatory acceptance of animal-free chemical safety assessment lags behind that of cosmetic safety. Consequently, a paradigm shift must occur to make animal-free chemical safety assessment more mainstream and considered as an attainable global achievement.

HSI and members of AFSA focus most of their resources on highlighting and developing appropriate science to bring us closer to the goal of animal-free chemical safety. However, this scientific work dovetails with and supports global legislative efforts led by HSI.

Our strategy is to:

  • Provide a space for companies to share their experiences regarding animal-free chemical safety assessment proposals and build case examples
  • Foster dialogue with regulators
  • Support brainstorming & collaborative strategies to overcome barriers to regulatory acceptance
  • Potentially engage with appeal channels, to raise awareness and knowledge around the topic