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ECHA chemicals database launched

ECHA chemicals database launched

By Lucy Whitehouse

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a publicly-accessible database with key information on around 15,000 chemicals, aimed at researchers, regulatory authorities and businesses.

Animal testing: inquiry launched into EU bodies' statement

Animal testing: inquiry launched into EU bodies' statement

By Lucy Whitehouse

In light of the recent EU court ruling that there are to be ‘no exceptions’ to the animal testing ban on cosmetics, an inquiry has been launched into the official, joint advice of two European bodies.

South Korea ups investment in alternative testing

South Korea ups investment in alternative testing

While South Korea has been working on alternative testing that will fall in line with EU or OECD guidelines for some time, government officials have now proposed a $12.6m budget to further develop methods in this area.

Unilever investing in alternatives to animal testing

Unilever investing in alternatives to animal testing

By Lucy Whitehouse

As an ever-increasing number of countries make moves to end the testing of consumer products on animals, Unilever has partnered up with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop alternative testing strategies.

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