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European Union animal testing reg

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Commission Chemicals Policy White Paper is inconsistent with Parliament's position on animal testing in the Seventh Amendment to the cosmetics directive, European Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association maintains in an Oct. 15 statement. "The principal of animal testing where indispensable is recognized in the White Paper on Chemicals: continuing to discriminate against the cosmetics industry on this point is not coherent," Colipa says, noting the cosmetics industry uses chemical ingredients. "Furthermore, it means concentrating on only .3% of the problem," Colipa adds. Chemicals Policy proposes safety assessments for roughly 100,000 chemical substances, which could necessitate animal testing, a measure that is banned under the proposed seventh amendment. The White Paper, which was adopted at the EU committee level Oct. 16, is scheduled for debate before full Parliament Nov. 14...

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