New “Spotlight” article on the new UK Home Office animal testing ban

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New “Spotlight” article on the new UK Home Office animal testing ban

Author: Marilyn Matevia, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

New “In the Spotlight” article on AltTox: “UK Home Office adopts ban on the testing of household products on animals and releases first Delivery Report on reducing the use of animals in scientific research

A March 12, 2015 news release by the UK government announced that “testing of household products on animals will be banned.”

This new animal testing ban will come into effect in October 2015. It will apply to all finished household products, including “detergents, polishes and cleaning products, laundry products, air fresheners, deodorants, paints, and other decorating materials,” and to chemicals “primarily intended” for use as an ingredient in household products, meaning that over 50% of their use is intended or expected to be as such.

Read more here.