EU-Cosmetics: Timetables for the replacement of animal experiments - comments from the point of view of the German Animal Welfare Federation

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Irmela W. Ruhdel

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According to the 7th Amendment of the Cosmetics Directive the European Commission had to establish timetables for the phasing out of the various animal tests for the safety evaluation of ingredients used in cosmetics. However; the published timetables do not reflect the objectives of the 7th Amendment but contain longer deadlines for the ban on animal experiments of several endpoints. The European Commission also had to draw up a Directive for establishing an Annex IX that should list validated alternative methods which are not already listed in Annex V of the Dangerous Substances Directive. Although various alternative methods could have been listed in this Annex IX, the Commission published an empty table. From the point of view of the German Animal Welfare Federation amendments of the timetables and the Directive establishing Annex IX are urgently required. Additionally, the Commission has to provide optimal conditions for the replacement of alternative methods.

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Ruhdel, I. W. (2005) “EU-Cosmetics: Timetables for the replacement of animal experiments - comments from the point of view of the German Animal Welfare Federation”, ALTEX - Alternatives to animal experimentation, 22(2), pp. 117-119. Available at: https://www.altex.org/index.php/altex/article/view/914 (Accessed: 13August2020).
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