PETA Helps Fund Computer Model Development to Reduce the Number of Animals Used in Chemical Testing

June 2009

More than $280,000 provided by PETA to the International QSAR Foundation to develop a non-animal method for chemical testing has been instrumental in developing the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) QSAR Application Toolbox. The “OECD Toolbox” is a collection of computer models and databases that can be used to estimate toxicity—without the use of animals—for a wide range of chemicals and health effects. The OECD Toolbox will allow scientists and regulatory officials of the more than 30 OECD-member countries to access information about chemical toxicity and avoid animal testing when complying with chemical regulations.

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