Karen Lyons Kalmenson
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On March 5th, the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 4148), legislation that would prohibit the use of animals in the testing of cosmetics and their component ingredients, was introduced to Congress by Representative Jim Moran (D-VA). If passed, the bill will also phase out the sale of cosmetic products containing animal tested ingredients.
Animal tests have been used to evaluate the safety of cosmetic products and ingredients since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began regulating cosmetics. Such animal test protocols include placing chemical substances in animals’ eyes or on their skin to assess damage, and measuring the toxicity of a chemical by forcing animals to ingest or inhale it. These tests are often painful and usually result in the animals being killed at the end of the experiment. Fortunately, the FDA does not require animal testing for…
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