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People are not 70kg rats

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The optimum time to get a new drug on to the market from its discovery to its sale is 12 years, at a cost of around 500 million euros. The clinical (in human) phase of drug development is by far

Ban cosmetics testing on animals now!

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 After decades of campaigning by animal welfare groups, the 7th amendment to the EU Cosmetics Directive was hailed as a strategic achievement and a major milestone towards the replacement of animals in cosmetic tests. On the face of it, the

For a strong REACH

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The European Commission estimates that the overall financial burden arising from the deleterious effects on human health due to the 100,000 synthetic chemicals in our environment will amount to 52 billion euros. Although the aim of REACH  is to avoid this catastrophic

Danger, Bisphenol!

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic chemical composed of two phenol rings joined together by a carbon atom. It is manufactured in huge quantities (3 billion kg/year) for use in the production of polycarbonate plastics (e.g. dummies, inside lining of tinned foods

Cancer Test

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Antidote continues to actively promote toxicogenomics as the modern method of choice for hazard and risk assessment of chemicals, which must be adopted without delay by the regulatory authorities, especially in REACH. This method has shown itself to be rapid, cost

28 Chemicals

Introduction The aim of this work is to introduce a method that is considered reliable for assessing the toxicity of chemical substances. This goal of safety for human health cannot be achieved through the use of standard toxicology methods, which