On February 7, 2017 the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) published a report presenting strategies for less animal testing in chemical risk assessment. The report focuses on the principle of the “three Rs,” referring to the replacement, reduction, and refinement of animal experiments. KEMI informs about ongoing work on alternative testing methods at the EU-, international, and domestic level, and covers EU legislation that stipulates the 3R-principle. The report further informs about the European Commission’s activities on the matter, as well as research activities, such as EUToxRisk (FPF reported) and activities at the Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center (Swetox) and KEMI.
KEMI (February 7, 2017). “The Swedish Chemicals Agency has developed a strategy for less animal testing.”
Chemical Watch (February 8, 2017). “Swedish agency develops strategy to reduce animal testing.”
KEMI (2017). “Kemikalieinspektionens strategi för myndighetens arbete med 3R-frågor – Rapport från ett regeringsuppdrag.” Rapport 1/17 (pdf; in Swedish)