Testing times for animals

O'Driscoll, Cath
July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/3/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 26, p5
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the European initiatives to promote alternatives to animal testing. The introduction of the 2007 long-awaited Reach legislation has been variously estimated as requiting anywhere from a few million to 40 million animals. According to Colin Humphris, co-chair of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing, and executive director for research and science at Cefic, alternative methods have been developed for only a few toxicological endpoints that, overall, do not demand the highest animal numbers.


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