PETA Scientists Highlight Non-Animal Approaches at Largest Toxicology Meeting of the Year

PETA scientists highlighted non-animal testing approaches at the 60th annual Society of Toxicology (SOT) meeting, the largest toxicology conference in the world, attracting thousands of attendees each year from government, industry, and academia. In the weeks leading up to this year’s virtual meeting, PETA scientists hosted five webinars through an SOT specialty section on modern approaches to test substances for their potential to cause cancer, drawing hundreds of attendees. They also presented on this topic during the meeting and won an award for their poster showing how these approaches can replace the use of mice and rats in tests. PETA scientists also presented on animal-free methods that can show how chemicals and other substances affect the lungs once inhaled.

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