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ECHA May Be Stickler In 2018 For ‘Last Resort’ Animal Tests Only

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Requests for firms’ rationale behind animal tests and referrals to EU members states to investigate possible noncompliance may be more frequent under REACH going forward, following a European Ombudsman decision finding the European Chemicals Agency’s interpretation of its related duties “excessively restrictive.” PETA UK lodged a complaint in 2012 charging ECHA with maladministration of REACH, specifically the “last resort” principle for animal experimentation.


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