Special Issue "Cosmetic Safety and Risk Assessment"

A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Hajime Kojima

National Institute of Health Sciences Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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Interests: non-animal; alternative; NAM (new approach methodology); NGRA (next generation risk assessment); IATA (integrated approaches to testing and assessment); exposure; cosmetic

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

To advance the replacement of animal testing with alternative test methods, some OECD test guidelines (TGs) have been approved as alternatives to in vivo test methods. These TGs were approved for the UN GHS (United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) classification of general chemical substances. It is generally accepted in TGs that no single in vitro test method is able to fully replace in vivo tests to predict across the full range of irritation for different chemical classes, but they do not simply constitute an evaluation method for final cosmetic products and ingredients. Therefore, strategic combinations of alternative test methods within a (tiered) testing strategy and/or integrated approaches to testing and assessment (IATA) were developed to replace the in vivo test. The purpose of IATA underpins the integration of novel methods and data in an exposure-led approach for the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients. In this situation, we must incorporate new approach methodologies (NAMs) into an integrated strategy for risk assessment of cosmetic ingredients (or ‘Next Generation’ risk assessment: NGRA), along with examples showing their usefulness to safety evaluation. In this Special Issue, the authors will describe principles, NAMs and case reports for “Cosmetic Safety and NGRA” without animal experiments.

Dr. Hajime Kojima
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • alternative
  • cosmetic ingredient
  • cosmetic product
  • exposure
  • non-animal
  • IATA (integrated approaches to testing and assessment)
  • NAM (new approach methodology)
  • NGRA (next generation risk assessment)

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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