EU SCIENTISTS SAY ANIMAL TESTS ARE NEEDED ON COSMETICS ANYWAY – TWO ONE MONTH AHEAD OF EUROPEAN BAN

BY KEITH NUTHALL

AS the clock ticks down to the March 11 deadline for the European Union (EU) cosmetics directive's ban on animal testing for cosmetics ingredients, official EU advisors have concluded that these tests are still needed.
The EU's scientific committee on consumer products has claimed that insufficient alternative laboratory tests have been developed to assess the potential mutagenicity of cosmetics ingredients.
In a formal opinion, the committee has said: "Consequently, after 11 March 2009, in many cases, it will not ...


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