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A guy my husband works with has one of those calenders with daily trivia (The 365 Amazing Trivia Facts Calender- <a href="http://www.pageaday.com" target="_blank">www.pageaday.com</a>). He found this question in there-<br><br><br><br>
Q- What animal's sapphire-blue blood is used in testing for bacterial toxins in all drugs and invasive medical devices manufactured for human use in the US?<br><br><br><br>
A- The horseshoe crab's. The crabs are caught, drained of about 1/3 of their blood and returned to the deep. A protein in their white blood cells is turned into a freeze-dried powder called Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL), which pharmaceutical companies are required by the Food and Drug Administration to use in screening new batches of drugs and equipment for purity.
 

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Hahaha- Weird stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:">
 

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so if i am ever in the predicament of a privacy invasive drug test i can claim it goes against my beliefs as a vegan ? and im serious.
 

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Good calls both mosquite and V3gan! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by V3gan</i><br><br><b>so if i am ever in the predicament of a privacy invasive drug test i can claim it goes against my beliefs as a vegan ? and im serious.</b></div>
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Wow, I didn't even think about that! I no longer indulge, but I know someone who does!
 

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My friend from Vermont went to college in Maine for Biology. One summer, her job was to catch and test horseshoe crabs on the beaches of Maine.<br><br><br><br>
She could go on forever on the amazing biological properties of those crabs.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by punkmommy</i><br><br><b>A guy my husband works with has one of those calenders with daily trivia (The 365 Amazing Trivia Facts Calender- <a href="http://www.pageaday.com" target="_blank">www.pageaday.com</a>). He found this question in there-<br><br><br><br>
Q- What animal's sapphire-blue blood is used in testing for bacterial toxins in all drugs and invasive medical devices manufactured for human use in the US?<br><br><br><br>
A- The horseshoe crab's. The crabs are caught, drained of about 1/3 of their blood and returned to the deep. A protein in their white blood cells is turned into a freeze-dried powder called Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL), which pharmaceutical companies are required by the Food and Drug Administration to use in screening new batches of drugs and equipment for purity.</b></div>
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I actually did some work recently with a company that does those tests. They are always located in Atlantic coastal states.<br><br><br><br>
I assumed they had to kill the crabs, but the lady I spoke with said they didn't. They also do some other tests with crabs that don't involve their blood...something to do with their shells.
 
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