Cosmetic Company Funds Research to Stop Animal Testing

"Finding alternatives to animal testing is in the best interests of not only animals, but also humans."

Paws Up!

To L’Oreal for giving $1.2 million to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund research that may help end animal testing.

According to a news release, “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and L’oréal cosmetic company announced a research collaboration designed to determine if EPA’s chemical toxicity forecaster (ToxCast) can be used in systemic toxicity tests. EPA is using ToxCast to screen chemicals to understand their potential impact on processes in the human body that lead to adverse health effects.”

Millions of animals are used in all types of product testing even though the Food and Drug Administration does not require all products (for example, many personal care products) be tested on animals. Finding alternatives to animal testing is in the best interests of not only animals but also humans, as often animal testing has led researchers to believe substances are safe for humans when, in fact, they are not.

Take Action: Write L’Oreal a note expressing your thanks for their commitment to help end product testing on animals.

Frédéric Rozé, President & CEO
L’Oréal USA
575 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tele. No.: 212-818-1500
Email: Contact Form

Sources:
United States Environmental Protection Agency
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