Animal testing: More than a cosmetic change

  title={Animal testing: More than a cosmetic change},
  author={Alison Abbott},
  • A. Abbott
  • Published 9 November 2005
  • Biology
  • Nature
Commercial and political pressures are pushing for a halt to the use of animals in toxicology tests in Europe. This change will also mean a move towards better science, says Alison Abbott.Testing timesA European Union directive may soon make it compulsory for manufacturers to perform toxicity tests on hundreds of chemicals used in everyday products such as cosmetics. If standard methods were used this would cause a dramatic increase in the number of animals used in toxicity tests, so the race… 

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