There has been a tension between the European Union's ban on the marketing of cosmetics that have been tested on animals (passed in 2013) and the directive mandating the development of safety data for industrial chemicals (passed in 2007). This tension has now come out into the open as the European Chemicals Agency has requested a company to perform animal tests on two chemicals that are used only in cosmetics.
Rowan, Andrew N.
"Cosmetic Testing on Animals: EU Takes a Step Back,"
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