EPA Announces Upcoming Webinars on Use of Non-Animal Test Methods in Chemical Risk Assessment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on May 7, 2021, that it is partnering with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Science Consortium International, Unilever, and Syngenta on a three-part virtual workshop series on “Using In Silico and In Vitro Approaches for Next Generation Risk Assessment of Potential Respiratory Toxicants.” EPA states that this webinar series supports its commitment “to collaborate with partners and stakeholders to reduce, refine, or replace vertebrate animal testing, as outlined in the Strategic Plan to Promote the Development and Implementation of Alternative Test Methods within the [Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)] Program.” The webinars will take place on May 19, May 26, and June 2, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EDT). Each webinar will feature three speakers. The meeting agenda and registration information are available at www.thepsci.eu/inhalation-webinars. Attendees must register for each of the three webinars individually.