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100,000 Say No To Cruel Cosmetics in Europe | Care2 Causes

100,000 Say No To Cruel Cosmetics in Europe | Care2 Causes

The European Union (EU) was on track to ban all animal tested cosmetics by March 2013, but some in the cosmetics industry want to push the date back. Animal testing for cosmetics has been banned since 2004. In 2009, testing was been banned for ingredients, formulas and finished products, regardless of whether or not testing occurred in Europe. However, there are still three types of testing are allowed, which include repeated-dose toxicity, reproductive toxicity, and toxicokinetics. On September 13, the European Commission stated that it would not be possible to find alternatives by the deadline and is “currently assessing the impacts of the implementation of the full marketing ban by 2013 (environmental, animal welfare, economic and social) and on the basis of that assessment will decide whether or not to make a proposal in relation to the marketing ban.” In response, the...

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