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EPA To End Required Animal Tests To Determine Safety of Chemical Products

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine praised an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to phase out animal testing of chemical products. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced today that animal testing will be substantially reduced in six years and phased out by 2035.  The change comes after years of work by the Physicians Committee, first to pass a 2016 bill that mandated reductions in EPA animal use, and then to help regulators and product manufacturers to implement nonanimal research methods.  “This measure will mean a safer environment as well as scientific methods that are technically better and more humane,” said Kristie Sullivan, MPH, Physicians Committee vice president for research policy. Ms. Sullivan and Esther Haugabrooks, PhD, also of the Physicians Committee, joined Administrator Wheeler at the EPA for today’s announcement.  Read more.....

 

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