I wanted to share some great news about one of our many ongoing efforts to spare animals from being used in testing, research, and medical education. Last month, a federal advisory committee made up of industry, government, and NGO stakeholders recommended that the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pesticide Programs phase out certain required animal tests for determining the toxicity (harmful effects) of pesticides.
It was my privilege to lead the group that wrote the recommendations, and our ultimate goal is to have the EPA require nonanimal methods and approaches to assess the hazards of industrial chemicals and pesticides. In many cases cellular, computer, and other methods have already been proven to be viable replacements.
This is an enormous step forward in achieving the goal we all share of eliminating animal testing. We have been able to make such important strides because of unwavering support of PCRM members whose contributions support all of PCRM's lifesaving work, impacting both animals and people.
Because we still have a lot of work ahead of us, I invite you to become a PCRM member and be a part of this revolutionary effort. And if you join with a gift of $20 or more today, you will receive a "Stop Animal Testing" decal and a subscription to our quarterly magazine Good Medicine.
With your support, I am confident that I'll have more good news to share in the near future.
Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H.
Director, Regulatory Testing Issues
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine • 5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. • Suite 400 • Washington, D.C. 20016
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