"EPA Scales Back Requirements for Pesticide Testing on Fish"

"The EPA announced Wednesday it will allow pesticide producers to forego certain tests on live fish, which can indicate whether the chemicals accumulate in their bodies and enter the food chain.

A wide range of public health and animal rights advocates support the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to reduce pesticide testing on animals. But an environmental group is concerned the agency is overlooking a systemic failure to control the chemicals in the environment.

The EPA’s goal is to reduce animal testing by 30% over the next five years to “make science-based decisions about pesticide registrations without having to harm animals by testing,” agency administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a Wednesday news release."

Sylvia Carignan reports for Bloomberg Environment July 15, 2020.

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 07/16/2020