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    Price of Beauty When one walks into any Target, Macy’s, or Sephora they see a wide variety of cosmetics. There is mascara that promises to make one’s eyelashes look 300 times fuller and perfume that smells like a fresh garden. However, there is hardly any thought on whether these products will burn one’s eyes or cause a rash; this is because animals are taking the pain for the price of beauty. In the cosmetics industry alone, it is estimated that 100,000-200,000 animals suffer and die every year in America due to testing ("About Cosmetics Animal Testing : Humane Society International"). These tests are performed without strict regulations on the procedures that can be practiced or the way animals are treated. The inhumane act of animal testing in the…

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    as Hughes presented enough evidence to prove Boston Scientific’s failure to report serious injuries and device malfunction1. Legal Issue The district court preempted all the claims of Jan Hughes and granted a summary judgement to Boston Scientific Corporation as construed by Reigel v. Medtronic, Inc. 552U.S. 312 (2008) and Buckman v. Plaintiff’s Legal Comm., 531 U.S. 341(2001). Due to the district court doctrine of preemption Hughes applied to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to…

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    Although there had been some earlier calls to require pre-market safety testing, it was due in large measure to the public outcry over the Elixir Sulfanilamide incident that Congress passed the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 (FDCA). The previous year, Elixir Sulfanilamide, a drug which had been used for years in tablet and powder form to treat streptococcal infections, was converted to a liquid form. The new liquid version of Elixir Sulfanilamide used diethylene glycol as a solvent, a…

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    On the side of the Department of Health and Human Services, one would dispute in defense of the Federal Cosmetic Surgery Protection Act (FCSPA). Their primary focus would be to defend the decision to have cosmetic surgery as an economic activity, since the individual is the one deciding to purchase this medical service and pay the particular amount of money, which articulates a commercial exchange. Since the Court Case of U.S. v. Lopez, the substantial effect test was divided into two…

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    Cosmetic Regulations

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    The Food and Drugs Act defines a cosmetic as “any substance or mixture of substances for use in cleaning, improving or altering the complexion, skin, hair or teeth”, which includes both beauty products and grooming aids, such as soap, shampoo, cream and deodorant (Health Canada, “Cosmetics Legislation”). This means that cosmetics are something that we all use and come in contact with our bodies every single day. For this reason, it is important that we are aware of the ingredients in these…

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    There are many reasons why the cosmetic industry has become a concern for the people of the United States. Many people have had diseases and cancers that can be linked to the chemicals that are placed in their personal care products and cosmetics. Little has been done for putting regulations on these chemicals being placed in personal care products until recently with the Personal Care Products Safety Act. The chemicals that are being put into cosmetics are affecting every person who uses any…

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    Cosmetic Animal Testing

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    Tens of thousands of animals are tested on for the cosmetic industry every year. (Pro-Con) However, this cannot be accurate due to some animals not being protected -therefore unaccounted for in these numbers- by law: “95% of animals used in experiments are not protected by the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA)” (Hastings Center) . The reasons vary for this; one of the most common excuses is for the benefit of humans who should be kept safe from faulty products. Such products range from medical to…

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    Did you know that about 50% of all animals medically and cosmetically experimented on die about 2-3 weeks after experimentation? Hundreds and thousands of animals are experimented each year to test out new cosmetics. The cosmetics that apply are makeup and cleansing products. Although there are some companies who have stopped experimenting on animals, it is still not enough to save the hundreds and thousands of animals whose lives are taken away to benefit humans. Experimentation on animals…

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    Over the last several decades the topic of animal testing for cosmetic purposes has taken the world by surprise. The throngs of questions concerning this matter have skyrocketed, yet how often are these concerns addressed? For that matter, how many citizens even understand what cosmetic animal testing entails? As defined by Humane Society International, “the term ‘animal testing’ refers to procedures performed on living animals for purposes of research into basic biology” (About Animal Testing).…

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    that can be toxic, but in Source B, based off their research, using toothpaste and put into our mouths “the chemicals are going into our bloodstream and with the example of the Colgate whitening toothpastes there are three of the top toxic chemicals that need to be avoided. (PEG/PPG 166/66, PEG 12, Sucralose). “ Surprisingly, sucralose was found in the toothpaste, which is a toxic sugar that our body does not know how to convert into anything healthier or nutritious and it causes a lot of issues…

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