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How ECHA applies rules concerning animal testing


1) The ECHA’s practice in approving or rejecting animal testing proposals (ATPs) does not follow its published guidance.

2) The ECHA misinterprets its powers under the REACH Regulation by considering that it cannot validly reject an ATP on the grounds that the data could be generated by an alternative more animal friendly method.


The ECHA should align its practice in relation to the issue of animal tests with its published guidance.