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Briefing on The Humane Cosmetics Act (HCA), H.R. 4148 “Advances and Challenges in Replacing Animal Use in Cosmetic Testing”

June 2, 2014
Cannon 122
Washington DC


The Humane Cosmetics Act has recently been introduced by Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA.) and co-sponsored by almost 50 members. If passed into law, this Act will eliminate animal testing for cosmetics and cosmetic components over three years.

Drawing on the experience of the Netherlands and the European Union, which has recently implemented a ban on animal testing for cosmetics and components, experts will discuss the scientific advances in non-animal testing for cosmetic safety, and the scientific, legal, and policy challenges that remain. The briefing will also address how the Humane Cosmetics Act could impact other US laws and policies.


Dr. Coenraad Hendriksen, DVM, PhD
Institute for Translational Vaccinology (InTraVacc) & Utrecht University

Dr. Paul Locke MPH, JD, DrPH
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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