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Dow Backs Call for Industry Input in Non-Animal Product Safety Tests

Jan. 30, 2018, 2:10 PMUpdated: Jan. 30, 2018, 6:51 PM

Companies such as Dow Chemical, and the agencies that regulate them, should collaborate more to identify non-animal chemical safety tests that can help inform federal rules, a new interagency strategy recommends.

A report released Jan. 30 provides a “real opportunity to advance the application of alternative methods through an approach that involves federal agencies and industries providing input on the most pressing needs,” Sue Marty, director for science, toxicology and environmental research at the Dow Chemical Co., told Bloomberg Environment.

As more testing is required under the 2016 amendments to the nation’s chemicals law, animal welfare groups and ...