The international cosmetic industry is a highly self-regulated industry that provides quality products with a remarkable absence of toxicity. Specific European Union directives raise the need for quality in vitro methods to yet a new level. These directives will force new practices for safety evaluation of personal care products throughout the world in just a few years.Alternative Methodologies for the Safety Evaluation of Chemicals in the Cosmetic Industry presents a categorization and collection of information available for the evaluation of safety using in vitro techniques. It offers a comprehensive and complete look at the entire field. In doing so, the author provides the foundation for the next phase of significant growth for this discipline.Readers will be able to find information easily throughout the book. The author uses outlines and tables to provide details in a ready format. He puts his unique expertise and insight to paper and offers a valuable and comprehensive look at the field.The book begins with an excellent history of the approach of the European Union. Because of Loprieno's intimate knowledge of the subject, the reader receives a solid understanding of the developments that resulted in legislation. Chapters are filled with important quotes, individual methods, how various aspects of the field were developed, and important crossroads in research. The book ends with an in-depth look at the Galileo Data Base.Alternative Methodologies for the Safety Evaluation of Chemicals in the Cosmetic Industry is extremely useful, not only now, but also as more advanced and significant developments occur during the next decade. It is a must-have resource for anyone interested in this field.