Navigation Links
PETA International Science Consortium disappointed in denial of Dow appeal
Date:6/19/2013

The PETA International Science Consortium (PISC) is extremely disappointed that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Board of Appeal has upheld a decision that requires Dow Benelux B.V.to conduct a pre-natal developmental toxicity study in rats. The study will use approximately 1160 animals and expose pregnant rats and their unborn pups to the substance dipropylene glycol methyl ether acetate (DPMA) in order to comply with the European Community's Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

PISC urges the Board of Appeal to demonstrate greater independence when making decisions regarding the justification of read-across arguments in future appeal cases.

The substance DPMA hydrolyses to dipropylene glycol methyl ether (DPM), for which data are already available. In an appeal filed on January 24, 2012, the company rightfully argued that the testing requirement was, therefore, satisfied using read-across arguments.

The Board of Appeal's decision means that pregnant rats will be forced to consume high concentrations of the chemical over a 16 day period before being killed and their offspring, dissected. Read-across arguments are a mechanism by which large numbers of animal tests can be avoided which makes this decision even more disappointing as it may unjustifiably discourage other chemical manufacturers from using valid read-across arguments which could ultimately lead to hundreds of thousands of additional animals being used. As many as ten million animals could be used in testing conducted for REACH.

The European Ombudsman is currently considering a complaint submitted by PETA in July 2012 alleging that ECHA is failing to ensure that animal testing is conducted only as a "last resort," as required by the REACH regulation.


'/>"/>

Contact: Gilly Stoddart
GillyS@peta.org.uk
44-207-837-6327
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. First international collaboration to showcase latest body of evidence of dairy health benefits
2. SPIE on global team proposing International Year of Light at United Nations
3. CLEO: 2013 -- the Premier International Laser and Electro-Optics Event in San Jose next week
4. New review sets international standards for best practice in fracture liaison services
5. BGI hosts its 2nd International Conference on Genomics in the Americas
6. Drive-Up Biometric System from SRI International Sarnoff Wins New Product Showcase Award at ISC West 2013
7. International conference will put agri-food supply chain under the microscope
8. International collaboration to investigate disappearing reptiles and amphibians
9. International conference to tackle climate-change threats to agriculture
10. International study: Excess dietary salt may drive the development of autoimmune diseases
11. International consortium builds Google Map of human metabolism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/4/2020)... ... July 03, 2020 , ... ... earn outstanding recognition and multiple awards for not only the products and treatments ... SoME® Skincare and Vivace® Microneedle RF. All the brands built by ABM have ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... ... announced that it has entered into a multi-year contract with Merus N.V., ... their translational and clinical research strategy to discover and develop ground-breaking drugs. ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... , ... June 22, 2020 , ... The field of ... ligand binding assays (LBA) have dominated this area. However, the use of mass spectrometry ... , This now necessitates the question “How do you choose which approach to use ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 16, 2020 , ... After research model surgery and ... a great surgery is only the beginning of a successful study, while protecting and ... Join Brad Gien, Global Head of Surgery from Envigo in a ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Medial EarlySign , a leader in ... high-burden diseases, and Centric Consulting, a business and technology consulting firm, today announced ... in order to identify and prioritize patients for care. , Combining Centric’s management ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... July 08, 2020 , ... ... products, announces a significant expansion of laboratory operations through its COVID-19 testing ... implementing testing programs. , Bode-CARES provides a turnkey solution that ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... 09, 2020 , ... In most research using the zebrafish ... formation in zebrafish embryos, maintaining optical transparency to facilitate microscopic imaging. Over the ... using the zebrafish model to investigate the causes of leukaemia and its relationship ...
Breaking Biology Technology: