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EU chemicals law "spells surge in animal testing"

LONDON (Reuters) - Far-reaching European safety rules on tens of thousands of chemicals used in everything from car seats to face cream will lead to a surge in animal testing and should be urgently reviewed, scientists said on Wednesday.

The regulations may need 54 million research animals and cost 9.5 billion euros ($13.6 billion) to implement over the next 10 years—20 times the number of animals and six times the cost previously anticipated, they reported in the journal Nature.

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