Navigation Links
China poised to accept first-ever non-animal test method for cosmetics
Date:5/9/2012

Norfolk, Va. -- Chinese officials are in the final stages of approving the use of the country's very first non-animal test method for cosmetics ingredients, thanks to guidance from scientists funded by PETA. The 3T3 Neutral Red Uptake Phototoxicity Assay, which tests chemicals for their potential toxicity when they come into contact with sunlight and is already in widespread use in the U.S. and the E.U., is scheduled to be accepted in China by late summer. Until now, China has required cosmetics companies to test ingredients and products only on animals.

PETA awarded a grant to scientists at the Institute for In Vitro Sciences(IIVS) late last year after learning that China was requiring cosmetics companies Avon, Este Lauder, and Mary Kaywhich had been on PETA's list of companies that don't test cosmetics on animals for decadesto pay for tests on animals in order to market their products in China. Scientists from IIVS traveled to China several times to offer their expertise and guidance.

"We're delighted that this grant has helped jump-start the acceptance of non-animal tests in China and grateful to Chinese officials for being so open to these discussions," says PETA Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Kathy Guillermo. "We congratulate them for acting swiftly to implement the first of several available non-animal tests."


'/>"/>
Contact: Colleen OBrien
ColleenO@peta.org
757-622-7382
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Wetlands expert: China should think outside the flooding box with Three Gorges Dam
2. Dry spells spelled trouble in ancient China
3. NWO and Academy launch research program with China
4. Phycology in China
5. Human genomics in China
6. Field Museum paleontologist leads study on two new dinosaurs from China
7. Europe and China watching Earth together
8. First direct evidence of substantial fish consumption by early modern humans in China
9. Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China
10. Now butterflies are also being counted in China, Australia and Israel
11. The sky is not falling: Pollution in eastern China cuts light, useful rainfall
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/24/2016)... -- Cercacor today introduced Ember TM Sport Premium ... measure hemoglobin, Oxygen Content, Oxygen Saturation, Perfusion Index, ... approximately 30 seconds. Smaller than a smartphone, using only ... key data about their bodies to help monitor these ... Hemoglobin carries oxygen to muscles. When hemoglobin and ...
(Date:11/22/2016)... 22, 2016   MedNet Solutions , an innovative ... of clinical research, is pleased to announce that the ... and Life Sciences Awards as "Most Outstanding in ... unprecedented year of recognition and growth for MedNet, which ... years. iMedNet ™ , MedNet,s ...
(Date:11/19/2016)... Nov. 18, 2016 Securus Technologies, a leading ... public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced today that ... ICSolutions, to have an independent technology judge determine who ... modern high tech/sophisticated telephone calling platform, and the best ... they do most of what we do – which ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... Energetiq ... applications, introduces the 5th generation, ultra-bright, Laser-Driven Light Source, the EQ-77, at the ... (LDLS™) technology, the EQ-77 offers higher radiance and irradiance from a truly broadband ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... Carolina (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2016 , ... On ... names and symbols for four elements: nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts), and ... period of public review, the names earlier proposed by the discoverers have been approved ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... Toronto, ON (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2016 ... ... focused on discovery and development of precision treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced ... disease (AD) (announced on November 3, 2016) blocked propagation of toxic, prion-like forms ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... -- Teil einer Investition von 5 Millionen ... ... Aptuit LLC hat heute bekannt gegeben, ... neuartige Substanzen haben die Prüfsammlung auf über 400.000 erhöht. ... Entdeckungsfähigkeiten des Unternehmens zu erweitern. Die Ausweitung, die durch ...
Breaking Biology Technology: