An animal-free path towards EU’s sustainable chemical ambitions

The question is, how can the EU maximise its sustainable chemical ambitions while also minimising the use of animals in scientific research? [SHUTTERSTOCK]

Presented in October 2020, the EU chemicals strategy for sustainability is intended as a first step towards a zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment as a key part of the European Green Deal.

While its unveiling was widely welcomed as a step forward for human and environmental health, its presentation has sparked concerns from stakeholders, who warn that this would result in an increase in animals used for testing to fulfil its aims.

The question is, how can the EU maximise its sustainable chemical ambitions while also minimising the use of animals in scientific research?

In this Event Report, EURACTIV explores the steps that need to be taken in order to move towards animal-free science.

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