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中国的法律是化妆品刺激动物试验

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In 1933, a mascara called Lash Lure caused women to develop massive ulcers leading to blindness and even death for one unlucky woman。 After that incident, the safety of makeup was strictly regulated。 Animal 搜狐财经testing has been used to test the safety of these products, but it is becoming unnecessary as accurate and c***lty-free methods are being developed instead。 Many countries have already banned this practice, but China still requires animal testing for makeup that is sold in the country。 This requirement is fuelling animal testing worldwide。

The scoop on animal testing

When a cosmetic company wants to use a new ingredient, they need to test it to make sure that it is safe for human usage。 Over the past century, animal testing has been primarily used to see to test ingredients。 No, it doesn’t involve giving a mouse a makeover。 Chemicals are rubbed on shaved skin or d**pped into eyes to test for irritation responses。 The animals are conscious and given no form of pain relief during this treatment。 These tests can result in blindness, sores, bleeding and death for the animals。 When the test has been finished, all animals are killed。

Rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats, and hamsters are most commonly used for these tests。 Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

Does it even work?

These tests are controversial because they inflict pain on the animals and the tests are often not applicable to humans。 Since a mouse or rabbit is not the same as a human they often do not have the same response to chemicals。 For example, allergy tests on guinea pigs can only predict the human reaction 72% of the time。  Alternative (animal-free) methods are now being developed and used for testing new ingredients。  These methods include using cultured human cells or donated human skin。 Advanced computer modelling and studies with human volunteers are also used。 Allergy tests are 90% accurate and other alternative tests are also more accurate than animal testing。 There are also many already approved ingredients that can be used in makeup without testing on animals。

Guinea pigs do not have the same reactions to chemicals as humans。 Image credits: National Cancer Institute

China: the black sheep

More and more countries are banning animal testing for makeup。 The list includes the EU, Norway, Israel, India, Turkey, New Zealand, and South Korea。 Most other countries don’t have bans but do not explicitly require animal testing。 There is one exception。 China requires animal testing for all cosmetics that are sold in the country。

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