Seventh Generation and The Physicians Committee Agree to Collaborate
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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
October 2014

Modernize Chemical Toxicity Testing

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is pleased to announce that Seventh Generation has agreed to sign our organizational sign-on letter calling on Congress to modernize chemical toxicity testing by requiring the use of nonanimal methods and strategies acceptable to the Environmental Protection Agency.

The letter reads:

Reform of chemical safety legislation will succeed only by modernizing toxicity testing. We lack information on many chemicals, and how they affect a diverse human population, because current chemical management regulations are inadequate and because we rely too heavily on slow, unreliable, and expensive animal tests.

The letter “places focus on the best methods first and is crucial to the rapid development and use of new methods and the continued improvements in toxicity testing required to offer superior protection for public health and the environment.”

As the first signatory, Seventh Generation has joined the Physicians Committee’s efforts to encourage other organizations and companies to sign on. We both look forward to continuing our collaboration to ensure that this language is incorporated into legislative proposals for chemical reform.

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