News in brief
06 May 2002 00:00 [Source: ICB]
Report on testing
Friends of the Earth is set to release a study into the chemical
testing methods proposed under the European Union's chemical policy
review. The report, due out later this month, will question the
validity of claims that one million tests will be required under
the European Commission's White Paper: A strategy for a future
chemicals policy. It will also look at the number of animals
required for testing and the viability of alternatives.
The British Chemical Distributors and Traders Association (BCDTA)
is asking its members to contribute the equivalent of 50% of their
subscription to create a fighting fund for the association's
campaign against the European Union's chemical policy review.
Melvyn Whyte, BCDTA chairman and managing director of UK-based
distributors Whyte Group, said, to show his commitment to the
campaign he he will levy a £1 ($1.5) surcharge on every
invoice sent to customers.
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