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Avoiding testing chemicals on animals

ECHA/NI/15/23

Helsinki, 16 June 2015 - The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, has presented a petition to ECHA about avoiding testing on animals. In its response, ECHA explains what it does to avoid unnecessary animal testing. The Agency also promotes the many alternative test methods that companies can use to demonstrate the impact of chemicals they produce on human beings.

ECHA is working with the Member States and the European Commission on how to best verify that tests on vertebrate animals have only been conducted as a last resort.