Coordinated approach to improved environmental genotoxicity testing: EcoGenoTox
EcoGenoTox aims to establish a network of experts providing research, expertise, services and new methods development in the field of environmental toxicology at both national and international level.
Regulations under the REACH programme require testing of chemicals for effects on health and the environment. Various well‐established genotoxicity testing assays are available; some have been approved by OECD or EU, and guidelines as to how they should be carried out are published. No single test is sufficient, and all tests have significant limitations. A carefully selected optimal combination of assays relevant to existing Norwegian or European regulations and based on practical usefulness is therefore required.