High Production Volume (HPV) Chemical Testing Program
Do you think there’s any question that turpentine is unsafe? How about rat poison? Believe it or not, the EPA says it’s not sure, so it has developed a plan to test these and almost 3,000 other chemicals on animals—even though most of the chemicals are already known to be either safe or harmful to humans. It’s called the “high production volume (HPV) chemical testing program,” and it’s an enormous waste of taxpayer money, government resources, and millions of animal lives.
Follow the links below to learn more about this program:
- Questions and Answers
- Animal Tests
- Scientific Problems
- Test That Reduce or Replace the Use of Animals
- Animal Welfare Agreement
- Chemical Test Plans
- Congressional Testimony
- PETA’s HPV Rulemaking Petition
- Where Is HPV Now?
- PETA articles in Alternatives to Laboratory Animals
- PETA’s scientific poster on HPV, presented at the Seventh World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
- PETA’s detailed review of the EPA’s HPV Chemical Challenge Program in Environmental Health Perspectives, the peer-reviewed journal of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences