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Review of the status of the development of the alternatives to using animals in chemical safety testing and identification of new areas for development or research in the context of the proposed REACH regulations - CB01067

Description
The New EU Chemicals Strategy, REACH (Registration, Evaluation and
Authorisation of Chemicals), sets out to protect the environment and human
health from harm due to exposure to industrial chemicals in the environment.
Its main driver is the paucity of hazard and exposure information available
on most chemicals that are used in industrial and everyday products.

The generation of data under REACH will result in a significant increase in
the number of animals used compared with the requirements under current
legislation. The Government has set out clear statements on its policy on
animal testing and in the context of REACH this requires the minimisation of
the use of animals consistent with the aim of the protection of the
environment and human health from the use of chemicals.

Defra requires a status report on the reduction, refinement and replacement
of animals in testing. This is with a view to identifying areas for research
that will have maximum impact in the context of the REACH proposals.
The project will survey work carried out and ongoing on developing
alternatives to using animals in regulatory testing of chemicals and make
recommendations as to further research required to reduce the use of animals
in the context of the proposed REACH regulations.

Project Documents
• Final Report : Review of the status of the development of the alternatives to using animals in chemical safety testing and identification of new areas for development or research in the context of the proposed REAC   (784k)
• Conference and Workshop Presentations and Reports : Review of the status of the development of the alternatives to using animals in chemical safety testing and identification of new areas for development or research in the context of the proposed REAC   (192k)
• Final Report - Annex : Review of the status of the development of the alternatives to using animals in chemical safety testing and identification of new areas for development or research in the context of REACH   (1464k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2005

Cost: £25,280
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - John Moores, Liverpool
Keywords
Animal Welfare              
Chemicals              
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Pollution              
Toxic Substances              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology