EPA to End Reliance on Mammals in Toxicity Tests by 2035

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will end its reliance on and funding of toxicity tests on mammals by 2035. In a memo released today, the EPA outlined steps it will take to reduce testing on mammals by 30% by 2025 and increase funding for the development of non-animal test methods. We applaud the EPA’s vision to advance animal-free testing methods that better protect humans and the environment. We look forward to continued collaborations, which have included method development, organizing validation studies, coordinating training opportunities, co-hosting free webinars, and co-authoring publications.