Cosmetics tested on animals, dangerous to humans

"Beauty will save the world." This plucked from the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky "the Idiot" quote is often taken literally when the word "beauty" is treated differently than it was interpreted by the author. To understand the meaning of the expression a must-read novel writer, then it becomes clear that the external aesthetics have nothing to do, and said the great Russian writer about the beauty of the soul…

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Have you ever heard the hackneyed expression "as a Guinea pig"? But many speculated about its origin? There is a test when testing cosmetics, it's called test Dreiser. Rabbits the test substance is applied to the eye by fixing the head so the animal is not able to reach the eye. The test lasts for 21 days, at this time the rabbit's eye plagued by the drug. Subtle mockery in the civilized world. Say animals have no soul? There is reason for debate, but there is no doubt that the animals, birds, fish have a Central nervous system, and therefore, they are able to feel pain. So is there any difference whom to hurt — the person or monkey, if both creatures are suffering from this?

For household matters, personal Affairs, we do not think about such, we think, we far things. Someone is trying to convince myself that such is life. But isn't that hypocrisy? I suppose (although the thought makes creepy) that someone was indifferent to the above-described testing, will not terrify you will not awaken in him humanity. Then here's this problem: why test cosmetics on animals, if all of its components safe? Or are they unsafe?

Usually their products tested on animals, the manufacturers who know that their cosmetics are harmful, they only need to check the evidence of harm, I'm sure the beautician Olga Everyhtin.

"The manufacturer assumed that there is a potential harm of complex chemical components contained in its products, and it conducts a test on a living being to identify how the harm is obvious, in other words, how quickly will manifest an external reaction to cosmetics a potential buyer, says beautician. — There is a concept in medicine — fast-hypersensitivity type, that is, the negative consequences are revealed immediately. If that happens, the manufacturer will go bankrupt! If the audit revealed the hypersensitivity of the delayed type, the products can be put on the market! This reaction is stretched in time, the buyer will be difficult to link directly to the external negative impact of using a specific product."

Olga Everyhtin, having a medical degree, makes the makeup herself, and knows that in nature there are many components that do not require testing, "Honey, beeswax, cold-pressed oil. If we can eat them, there is no need for verification". In addition, conducting your own research, Olga pointed out that most of the substances contained in many creams for sale are directed not to bring the health of the skin, "Look at the creams, lotions, it is very inspiring, just a small chemical laboratory! But if you start to understand them, it turns out that from about 50 components, only 5 — base related to the skin, they are harmless — water, glycerin, herbal teas, etc. the Rest of the components work for the manufacturer!". Typically, they prolong the service life of the cream, improving its appearance.

Experiments on animals are conducted in four areas: testing of drugs – 65%, basic scientific research (including military, medical, aerospace etc.) — 26%, the production of cosmetic and household chemicals — 8 %, in educational process in higher educational institutions — 1 %. And if medicine, as a rule, can justify their experiences — say, trying for the good of humanity, animal abuse in the production of cosmetics takes place in favor of human whim. Although today even the medical experiments of dubious worth. People swallowing handfuls of pills, not look fit and healthy. But there are more followers of vegetarianism, raw food diet, which are hardened by the cold, live to a hundred years, over a lifetime do not visit a doctor's office. So, you see, and there is reason to think.

The mention of vivisection (the word means "Josefina"), or experiments on animals, we find in Ancient Rome. Then it started a court physician of Marcus Aurelius, Galen. However, the wide spread of vivisection received at the end of the 17th century. The idea of humanism for the first time, loudly sounded in the 19th century, then known vegetarians Bernard Shaw, Galsworthy and others began to advocate for the rights of animals against vivisection. But only in the 20th century came the view that the experiments besides the fact that they are inhuman, and even inaccurate! It is written treatises, books, scientists, doctors.

"I want to emphasize that the necessity of animal experiments has never been something that originated in Ancient Rome — it's a ridiculous wild coincidence that inertia has developed, has led to what we have now, — says the coordinator CSPI "VITA-Magnitogorsk" Alfiya Karimova. — As a result, today every year because of the experiments killed up to 150 million animals — cats, dogs, mice, monkeys, pigs, etc. And these are just the official numbers." We will add that now in the world there are a number of alternative studies — physico-chemical methods, research on computer models, cell cultures, etc. These methods are cheaper and, according to many scientists -- or. Virologist, member of RAS Galina Chervonka believes that today 75% of the experimental animals could be replaced by cell cultures.

And finally to ponder: experiments on people man calls torture…

PS Products not tested on animals, marked with the trademark: the rabbit in the circle and the inscription: "Not tested for animals" (Not tested on animals). White (humane cosmetics) and black (the company conducting the tests) a list of cosmetics you can easily find on the Internet. They are on the website of the organization "people for the ethical treatment of animals" (PETA), the Center for animal rights protection "VITA".

Catherine SALAKHOVA.


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