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EPA Takes Gradual Approach to Replacing Chemical Tests on Animals

June 22, 2018, 4:01 AM

The EPA will take a cautious approach to moving away from testing chemicals on animals so that both new and old chemicals are addressed when new methods are adopted.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s strategic plan for nonanimal testing describes a “multi-year process with incremental steps for adoption and integration of new approach methodologies that are appropriate and fit-for-purpose for making Toxic Substances Control Act decisions,” according to a copy of its strategic plan obtained by Bloomberg Environment.

The June 22 strategy is mandated by the Toxic Substances Control Act amendments of 2016, which requires the EPA to develop a ...