Home banner
A-Z Index

Quick way to the find the information that you need...

More button
Register with FRAME

Although you do not need to register, any information you provide will be confidential and used only by FRAME to improve the website

Register button
Account Login
Forgot password?

The Journal


Alternatives to Laboratory Animals - ATLA

Download latest issue button Download back issues button Subscribe to ATLA
Contact Us

Tel icon

Tel: +44 (0)115 9584740

Tel icon

Fax: +44 (0)115 9503570

Make an Enquiry

Editorial: The EU White Paper: Strategy for a Future Chemicals Policy (an Idea that Must Have Seemed Good at the Time!)

Robert Combes

The publication in 2001 of a White Paper on a new European Union (EU) initiative, entitled Strategy for a Future Chemicals Policy, has caused great concern among scientists and animal welfare groups about a possibly huge increase in the use of laboratory animals to cope with the further testing of some 30,000 existing chemicals in use in the EU. Also, a burden has been placed on chemical manufacturers and downstream users (for example, companies that use chemicals as ingredients in the manufacture of other products) to provide hazard data and to undertake separate risk assessments, as part of the overall process of risk management.