Just because an ingredient is labeled "natural" doesnít mean itís safe. Many plants and plant extracts can cause harmful health effects ranging from mild irritation to even death.
All of us benefit from animal research. The advances made through biomedical research mean we have vaccines, treatments, and cures for diseases that have the potential to cripple or kill. We are able to use products and medications with confidence knowing that their safety has been tested. And as we age, we can enjoy a better quality of life than people just a few generations ago.
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Are researchers using more and more animals every year?
The number of animals used in research has actually declined in the past 20 years. As technology advances, researchers are able to rely on computer models and other methods instead of animal testing. Some estimates show a reduction in animal use as high as 50 percent. Since 1967, the number of cats used in research has dropped 66 percent.