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EU Adopts Chemical Testing Law

7:38 AM MDT | July 27, 2009 | Alex Scott

The European Commission has adopted new regulations for chemical testing that are designed to reduce the number of animal tests required to determine the safety of certain chemicals. The law approves the use of four new testing methods and modifications to two existing ones.   The new regulations include a new in vitro test method which will reduce the number of animals-and specifically rabbits-used in testing chemicals for skin irritation, the commission says. Conventional tests can require up to three rabbits per chemical tested, the commission adds...

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