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Study Finds Fur Potentially Toxic to Children

PETA UK is calling on the government to ban the carcinogen-laden garments.

A new anti-fur campaign created by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is aiming to bring attention to research from the Bremer Umwelt Institute, showing that fur from raccoon dogs and coyote can cause intense allergic reactions, affect hormone production, and be disruptive with the functioning of reproductive organs. PETA is urging the British government to ban the sale of the toxic material, particularly in fur-trimmed children’s clothing sold by several brands in the United Kingdom, including Canada Goose, Nickelson, Airforce, and Woolrich. “Because the fur trim on the jackets comes into direct contact with the face and because children are far more sensitive to harmful chemicals than adults are, it is deeply concerning that these chemicals may be absorbed into the bloodstream of a child’s still-developing body,” PETA campaign coordinator Kirsty Henderson said. Faux-fur alternatives are increasingly finding their footing in the fashion world as a number of designers are finding innovative, stylish ways to craft clothing and apparel without depending on the cruel material.

Photo courtesy of Donna Salyers' Faubulous-Fur

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