European Union Bans Animal-Tested Cosmetics | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 11 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 18, 2013

European Union Bans Animal-Tested Cosmetics

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: cosmetics, European Union, animal testing

Cosmetics that contain any ingredients that were tested on animals can no longer be sold in the European Union. The ban, which took effect on March 11, marks the final step in the phaseout of animal testing for cosmetics marketed in the EU. The European Commission banned animal testing of finished cosmetics in 2004 and attempted to ban all animal studies of cosmetic ingredients in 2009. Some animal tests, . . .

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