PETA Data Contest Helps End Chemical Testing On Animals

By Kristy Rice Jan 6, 2017

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Not only do chemicals have different effects on humans (like chocolate, what kills a Beagle doesn't necessarily kill a person) but the dose that kills a bunny is nowhere near what it would take to kill you or me.
These tests also don't show us the exact mechanism within the chemical that causes its toxicity.
But now there's a better way.

Spider-man Technology

Remember when Spider-man met with the Lizard-scientist to help him solve the equation for his formula? If you don't, they had a computer model that tested each variation of their formula, without the need for a lab full of animals.
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And while it's not exactly like Osborn Industry's system, recent advances in technology have made this futuristic testing a reality.
The key to testing chemicals digitally lies in understanding what makes them toxic and how they react in combination and with other substances.
On the contest site, Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) are described as, "a sequential chain of causally linked events at different levels of biological organisation that lead to an adverse health or ecotoxicological effect."
AOPs are the framework that make the testing possible.
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So the European Commission’s Joint Research Center, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development got together and created an AOP Wiki to "provide an interactive and virtual platform for AOP development and to promote international consensus on the developed AOPs."
Source: Peta | Piscltd
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