Toxic Substances Control Act Amended to Restrict Animal Testing
June 24, 2016
Earlier this month, the Senate gave final approval to H.R. 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, which would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). And earlier this week, Obama signed the legislation into law. The amendment will strengthen federal oversight of commercial chemical usage and require animal testing used to evaluate chemical safety to be minimized, even replaced in some instances.
The Humane Society of the United States, "Senate passes landmark legislation to reauthorize the Toxic Substances Control Act," June 7, 2016, https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2576
Wayne Pacelle, A Humane Nation, "Congress sends landmark bill to reduce animal use in chemical testing to Obama," June 8, 2016, http://blog.humanesociety.org/wayne/2016/06/congress-clears-landmark-bill-reduce-animal-use-chemical-testing.html?credit=em_ha_060916
Lydia O'Connor, "The U.S. Takes Action to Minimize Animal Testing," The Huffington Post, June 22, 2016, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tsca-animal-testing_us_576acf86e4b09926ce5d5c14