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Animal testing: Use of alternatives increases, but some tests conducted without ECHA's approval

9:53 AM MDT | June 10, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says in its latest triannual report that the use of alternative methods to testing on animals has increased. The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) regulation requires that registrants of chemicals under Reach use a number of alternative testing methods to generate information on the hazards of chemicals. The aim of the Reach regulation is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment, ECHA says. Alternative methods include...

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