Australia to Ban Animal Testing on Cosmetics
The Australian Federal Department of Health has released a statement regarding the future of animal testing and the cosmetics industry in the country.
According to legislation, the ban will be achieved through the new Australian Industrial Chemical Introduction Scheme (AICIS) and will go into effect on July 1, 2018. Data derived from animal tests conducted after July 1, 2018, to support the introduction of a chemical in a cosmetic, will be banned under this approach.
The bills that will dictate regulatory framework are currently before parliament.
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