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Companies See Ambiguity in Animal Tests as Chemical Law Unfolds

April 12, 2018, 1:31 PM

The EPA aims to reduce animal tests as required by the nation’s amended chemicals law.

But there’s a long way to go before the agency, or outside organizations, will be comfortable with new types of data that come from alternatives to those tests, trade association officials, attorneys, and nonprofit organizations say.

The groups have been analyzing similarities and changes in the agency’s approach to getting toxicity, exposure, and other data since Congress amended the nation’s primary chemicals law, the Toxic Substances Control Act, in 2016.

Chemical manufacturers have experienced “a fair amount of ambiguities and confusion about required testing and ...

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