Mexico prohibits animal testing for cosmetics – first country in North America
Unanimous vote in Senate on September 2nd
- When an ingredient must be subjected to safety testing due to risks to human and environmental health but there are no alternative methods that have been validated by the international scientific community.
- When the safety data for an ingredient has been generated through animal testing for a reason other than for cosmetic use, although when the safety of an ingredient is widely known for its historic use, no additional tests will be required.
- When animal testing is required to fulfil a regulatory requirement of another country, for exportation.