Animal tests ‘conflict’ between EU Beauty Regulation and ECHA’s Get to regulation says study

Revealed in Options to Animal Tests (ALTEX)​, ​researchers from the Transatlantic Feel-Tank for Toxicology t4 – proven by the Swiss-headquartered animal-free of charge analysis advocacy Doerenkamp Zbinden Basis – investigated dossiers filed underneath the European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Substances (Attain) database that listed substances with a cosmetics use.

Cosmetic-only components with in vivo​ testing underneath Access

The examine recognized 3,206 chemical dossiers in Attain containing substances with cosmetics as a documented use, 419 of which stated cosmetics as the only use. Of these 419 dossiers, the researchers identified 63 experienced accomplished in vivo​ checks just after the Cosmetics Regulation ban on in vivo​ screening.

Animal screening on all cosmetic products and solutions and cosmetic elements was banned beneath EU legislation in 2013 as a result of the EU Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009​. Prior to that, there experienced been an original ban on tests for finished merchandise put in location in 2004 and for ingredients in 2009.

Nonetheless, less than ECHA’s Access regulation 1907/2006​, specific elements necessary or enabled animal tests – notably testing for environmental endpoints like aquatic toxicity, the pre-registration of some new chemical substances and extensive-term worker security. And it was beneath Arrive at that the submit-ban animal checks had been carried out on cosmetic-only substances, the scientists claimed.

“Registrants mostly made use of option, non-animal strategies to appraise elements for Get to, but some still conducted new ​in vivo tests to comply with Arrive at specifications for toxicity facts and employee safety assessments,”​ they wrote.