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Editorial: Electronic cigarettes: Can dependable public health policies be developed and applied without relevant and reliable risk assessments?

Michael Balls and Robert Combes

The use of electronic cigarettes is being encouraged as a way of escaping from the harm resulting from conventional tobacco smoking, while scant attention is being paid to the long-term risks of inhaling electronic cigarette vapour. More information is needed for an acceptable risk assessment, from integrated non-animal testing and sound clinical investigations.
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Editorial: Questionable Progress in the Application of the Three Rs to Improve Science, Human Well-being and Animal Welfare

Michael Balls and Robert D. Combes

While the standard of animal experimentation in the UK is generally very high, the aim of the Home Office appears to be to maintain the status quo, rather than to achieve significant Replacement and Reduction, and ensure Refinement
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2018-05-31T12:31:09+00:00 Tags: |

Does the Stress Inherent to Laboratory Life and Experimentation on Animals Adversely Affect Research Data?

Jarrod Bailey

Stress and distress in laboratory animals is often inherent and unavoidable. The effect of these factors on the reliability and relevance of experimental data is not sufficiently appreciated. Greater awareness, debate and discussion of this issue are urgently required.
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