PETA Saves More Animals in EPA’s HPV Program

October 2011 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed with PETA in its third high-production volume (HPV) chemical rule that there are sufficient existing data to drop certain animal tests for the chemicals 3-nitro-o-xylene, 3-pentanone, 1-tetracosanol, and 1-hexacosanol, sparing almost 2,000 animals from painful oral and lethal toxicity tests! This is the second time this year that the EPA agreed with PETA’s comments and dropped animal testing for certain chemicals in the HPV program.

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