Wheeler Seeks To Phase Out Animal Chemical Testing By 2035

September 10, 2019
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is seeking to phase out the agency’s use of non-animal chemical testing by 2035, a move that is winning praise from animal rights groups but criticism from environmentalists who say it will “gut” the agency’s ability to gather adequate information about substances’ toxicity and may lead to inadequate regulation. Wheeler issued a Sept. 10 memo announcing that EPA will “reduce its requests for, and our funding of, mammal studies by 30 percent by 2025 and eliminate...

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