EPA aims to phase out chemical safety tests on mammals in U.S. by 2035

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in September that it wants to undertake efforts to reduce animal testing for chemical safety. EPA aims to reduce study requests and funding of research using mammals by 30% by 2025 with the goal of eliminating them for good by 2035. The government agency also will support five universities with USD4.25 million worth of funding to develop alternative test methods and strategies that reduce, refine and replace tests using vertebrate animals. EPA will finance the development of in vitro models to test for developmental and reproductive toxicants, neurotoxins, and toxicity of complex environmental mixtures.
Press release: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/administrator-wheeler-signs-memo-reduce-animal-testing-awards-425-million-advance