With the requirements of the EU REACH regulations (on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) in mind, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has issued reports on testing for reproductive toxicity, and for genotoxicity/carcinogenicity.

[Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. Luijten A. et al. (2007). Alternative methods in reproductive toxicity testing: state of the art. RIVM Report 340720002/2007 (available at http://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/340720002.html) {174518}. van Benthem J. (2007). The effect of REACH implementation on genotoxicity and carcinogenicity testing. RIVM Report 601200008/2007 (available at http://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/601200008.html) {174519}.

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