FUR IS TOXIC: MODELS WEARING GAS MASKS CRASH LONDON FASHION WEEK

A trio of brave and stunning, nearly naked models – dressed in little more than knickers and gas masks – crashed the official opening of London Fashion Week.

The beauties teamed up with PETA to remind everybody that fur clothing and accessories are cruel to animals – and toxic to humans.

“There’s nothing fashionable about fur torn from the bodies of struggling animals and then laden with chemicals that are dangerous to people who wear it”, says PETA Associate Director Elisa Allen. “PETA is urging kind people to choose fur-free clothing for the sake of their own health and animal welfare.”

The shocking results from a newly released study by the Bremer Umwelt Institute in Germany, revealed that the raccoon dog and coyote fur – used in fur-trimmed children’s clothing sold by several brands – contained large amounts of toxic substances, particularly formaldehyde, which can cause allergic reactions and is considered a carcinogen, and ethoxylates, which are known to be disruptive to hormone production and reproductive organs.

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