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Chemical regulators have overreached

The costs — both in animal lives and euros — of the European REACH legislation on chemical testing are escalating. Thomas Hartung and Costanza Rovida argue for a suspension of certain toxicity tests.

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Figure 1: Numbers too large to handle.
Figure 2: The biggest piece of pie.

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Hartung, T., Rovida, C. Chemical regulators have overreached. Nature 460, 1080–1081 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/4601080a

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