Cosmetics giant L'Oreal has provided the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with $1.2 million to assist them in developing a way of testing for toxicity in certain chemicals without conducting experiments using animals.
"Using state-of-the art methods, we hope to show that products can be proven safe for the consumer without the use of animals," said Jared Blumenfeld, regional EPA administrator.The money from L'Oreal will allow the EPA to continue to calibrate a computer model that tests how toxic certain chemicals are. In order to do this L'Oreal will also provide the EPA with its past rest results.
You will find additional information about this program, which is called ToxCast (TM), on the EPA website.
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