U.S. EPA Receives Unprecedented Private Sector Research Funding from Global Cosmetic Company L’Oréal

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and global cosmetic company L’Oréal will announce the details of an exciting first of its kind research collaboration aimed at creating alternatives to traditional animal-based toxicity tests on Monday, March 12th during the annual Society of Toxicology press conference.

WHO:              U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and L’Oréal
WHERE:         Annual Society of Toxicology Meeting at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Calif., Room 101
WHEN:           Monday March 12, 2012, 11:45 AM Pacific Time

Members of the media:  To gain access to the Society of Toxicology Conference where the press conference will take place, media must RSVP to Mary Simms via email at simms.mary@epa.gov in advance to participate.  Please include your name, media affiliation and full contact information in your RSVP.

For those located outside of the immediate area who would like to receive information in order to cover the story virtually, photos and information will be posted to http://www.epa.gov/region9/newsevents following the announcement.

Interested journalists will receive complimentary registration for all Society of Toxicology meeting sessions as well as media kits. Interviews can be arranged with EPA, L’Oréal and SOT members.  For more information specifically about the annual Society of Toxicology Meeting, please contact Martha Lindauer at Martha@toxicology.org or (703) 438-3115.

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