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...OSHA's opinion, you should get medical clearance to wear a respirator. QoR and animal Testing & Ingredients Most QoR products do not contain animal products. However, Ivory Black contains PBk9, a pigment made from carbonized cattle bones. We do not test our products on animals. However, many of the raw materials we use have been tested on animals to conform with regulations requiring the potential toxicity of chemical substances be determined to help safeguard consumers and the environment. The good news is that Europe leads the world in requiring that companies make data available to prevent duplicate testing. Because we operate in the global marketplace, our supply chain is positively impacted by this change and we support this philosophy over historical practices. Biocide Skin Reaction Warning If untreated, water-based products provide an environment for growth of micro-organisms which can both impair the product and cause adverse health effects. Water-based artists' materials therefore contain biocides as preservatives, including (but not exclusively) those from the family of chemicals known as izothiazolinones. Biocides can cause allergic skin reactions in individuals who are already sensitized to them, even at levels below current legal thresholds for warnings on the label. People who know they suffer from such allergies should exercise care and take suitable precautions when handling any water-based art material or other product. Body Painting Warning No artist paint, including QoR, should be used for body painting. Body painting is a cosmetic application and it is necessary to use properly labeled and formulated cosmetic paints. They will say "body paint" on the label and list their ingredients. Cosmetic manufacturers operate under entirely different requirements in terms of testing, sanitation and safety. In the Uniteanimal products. However, Ivory Black contains PBk9, a pigment made from carbonized cattle bones. We do not test our products on animals. However...