publication . Article . 2014

Safety Evaluations Under the Proposed US Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 : Animal Use and Cost Estimates

Knight, Jean; Rovida, Costanza;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
Abstract
The proposed Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 calls for a new evaluation program for cosmetic ingredients in the US, with the new assessments initially dependent on expanded animal testing. This paper considers possible testing scenarios under the proposed Act and estimates the number of test animals and cost under each scenario. It focuses on the impact for the first 10 years of testing, the period of greatest impact on animals and costs. The analysis suggests the first 10 years of testing under the Act could evaluate, at most, about 50% of ingredients used in cosmetics. Testing during this period would cost about $ 1.7-$ 9 billion and 1-11...
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free text keywords: Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013/H.R. 1385, animal testing, alternative test methods, cosmetics safety, ddc:570
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