|Plaque (fatty deposits) are deposited in
||Plaque (fatty deposits) is deposited
in the blood vessels (leading to stroke and heart disease).
|3-year life span requires
massive doses for drug / product testing - more than humans
will ever use.
||72+ life span and
consume drugs and chemicals in minute doses over a lifetime.
|Imuran (immuno-suppressive) causes birth
defects in mice.
||Imuran does not cause birth defects
C in their bodies.
||Can only obtain
Vitamin C through the diet.
|Lysodren (cancer chemotherapy) does not
cause kidney damage in rodents.
||Lysodren causes kidney damage in humans.
healthier for rodents.
in humans leads to nutritional depletion and disease.
|Hypersensitive to chlorine in minute doses.
||Can stand chlorine in much larger doses.
B in the appendix.
B in the liver.
| Myambutol (TB antibiotic) causes birth
defects in mice.
||Myambutol does not cause birth defects
|Eliminate drugs from
the body in 3 hours (faster elimination reduces drug danger).
in 72 hours. Increases danger of drugs in the aged.
|Thymidine shrinks tumours in mice.
||Thymidine does not shrink tumours in
causes retinal degeneration in rats.
not cause retinal degeneration in humans.
|Can't tolerate more than 15 minutes of direct
||Can tolerate direct sunlight for much
|Chloroform toxic to
mice in minute doses.
||Humans can stand
Chloroform in much larger doses.
|Obtain Vitamin D by licking their own fur.
||Obtain Vitamin D through the diet.
|Moban (tranquilliser) causes breast tumours
||Moban does not cause breast tumours
|Specially bred for laboratory studies. Live
in a controlled sterile environment. Majority of diseases
induced through genetic breeding (tumours and genetic
defects), or from parasitic infections.
||Humans come from a wide variety of genetic,
environmental and lifestyle backgrounds, all unpredictable.
Environment, diet and lifestyles responsible for most
|Rats have no gall bladder - digest fats
||Humans have a gall bladder. Digest
|Require 3½ times more protein than
||Excess protein responsible for kidney
damage in humans.
|Thalidomide (tranquilliser) does not
cause birth defects in rats.
||Thalidomide causes birth defects
|Meclazine (for travel sickness) causes birth
defects in rats.
||Meclazine does not cause birth defects
|Coumarin (blood thinner) causes liver
damage in rodents.
||Coumarin does not cause liver damage