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No-deal Brexit could see animal testing rise— Chemical Business Association 


Experts are warning animal testing could rise in the UK should there be a no-deal Brexit.


The CEO of the Chemical Business Association says companies may carry out tests if they don't have access to European Union research.


The EU programme Reach regulates chemicals found in a number of products including medicines as well as household products.


Peter Newport, of the CBI, told The Independent, "If the consortium that owns the data turns round and says 'We’re not interested in the UK market', then the only option left for the company that wants to register to UK Reach is to duplicate all the testing again."


The UK is set to leave the European Union on 29th March, although no deal has been reached.


However, the Prime Minister announced yesterday that she may allow a vote in Parliament on delaying the Brexit deadline.