The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) is holding the next in its series of INFOXs, or information exchanges on state of the art fragrance safety science, on May 18, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Brussels Le Palace in Brussels, Belgium. During the event, which is open to the public, scientists will present and discuss the some of latest research with applications in the fragrance industry.
The event will also include a special session on alternative methods that are being developed in part due to the National Academy of Sciences report “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century” and the European Commission’s Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC ban on animal testing, which is set to be fully effective on March 11, 2013.
Other topics will range from fragrance ingredient research, such as oakmoss sensitization, to new methodologies, such as enhanced reproduction protocols, to chemical regulations in Asia. There will also be updates on RIFM research in respiratory and environmental science, as well as human health.
Space is limited for the event, so visit the RIFM website to register, as well as for more information.