Alternatives to animal testing – the state of progress

The EU ban on animal testing for cosmetic products came into force in 2013, although  testing is still allowed in Europe for healthcare products and pharmaceuticals, as well as some chemicals and food.

The annual conference of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal testing brought together European Commission officials, industry leaders and politicians to assess the progress of lawmakers and companies in adapting alternative testing methods, and the global progress towards a worldwide ban.

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