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SciPoll 395 Results – Use of Non-Animal Methods for Safety Testing

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This SciPoll’s Topic:

EPA’s Administrator in 2019 issued a memo stating:

Today’s memo directs the agency to aggressively reduce animal testing, including reducing mammal study requests and funding 30% by 2025 and completely eliminating them by 2035.

This month’s SciPoll is designed to gauge the expert communities’ confidence in this mission.

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The experts have spoken and the vast majority feel that NAMs will not be ready to replace whole animal testing for assessing safety by 2035.  However, there are glimmers of hope for NAMs being useful for some endpoints.  Click below to see what endpoints the experts think are most (and least) likely to have animal testing replaced  by NAMs.  The results are very interesting.  Also please feel free to debate the results within the SciPoll.

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