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Animals, Facebook, and News: President Obama signs a bill to dramatically reduce animal testing. Progress is being made.QSEW X İS Like 33K Today, it was my great honor to attend the presidential signing ceremony at the White House for a revision of TSCA, the Toxic Substances Control Act, with my colleague Sara Amundson from the Humane Society Legislative Fund. Today's final action upgrades a 40-year-old federal law regulating the use of chemicals, and contains for the first time in any broader environmental and health protection statute - an explicit decree from Congress to minimize animal testing and to create a clear preference for the development and use of alternative methods and strategies. OBAMA SIGNS BILL THAT WILL CURB ANIMAL TESTING ALEXA ERICKSONx JUNE 24, 2016 f Share on Facebook Share on Twitter President Obama's signing of the bill gives the Environmental Protection Agency an unmistakable mandate from Congress that it must continue to embrace 21St century science and transition away from outdated animal testing protocols, which are expensive, slow and often non-predictive of the human circumstance. I wrote recently that the EPA is dramatically decreasing animal tests for pesticide hazard assessments, and is now working to replace animal tests in its endocrine The new language in the bill will almost certainly accelerate the movement away from animal tests for chemicals, pesticides, biocides, cosmetics, and other potentially dangerous substances in risk assessment protocols or for safety substantiation. Photo by iStockphoto Breaking news: Obama sians measure to dramatically reduce animal testing screening program. In fact, in 2016, the EPA proposed to waive skin lethal dose tests for pesticide formulations <p><a href="http://babyanimalgifs.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">more baby <b>animals <i>here</i></b></a></p>

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