Would You Put Mercury On Your Face? Mercury In Beauty Products

mercury in beauty products Would You Put Mercury On Your Face? Mercury In Beauty ProductsThis is yet another feature that highlights the dangerous levels of mercury that is being found in beauty and skin products. There has been an alarming increase in mercury poisoning cases by people using products  that have been labeled as anti aging products that teenagers have also been using for acne treatments.


There’s lead in lipstick — and there’s also mercury in skin-lightening creams. The Food and Drug Administration has recently issued a warning about mercury in beauty products — skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, or lotions — that (so the products claim) will lighten your skin. These products are manufactured overseas in places from China to Lebanon and marketed as anti-aging treatments to remove age spots and freckles; teenagers also use them as acne treatments.

The products are brought, and sold, illegally into the US, in Latino, Asian, African or Middle Eastern neighborhoods and online, notes the FDA. Gary Coody, national health fraud coordinator in the FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs, notes that many of these “cosmetics” — which really ought to be classified as unapproved new drugs under US law — says that they come into the country “through channels we can’t easily track, such as international mail and personal baggage.”

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This feature also gives some ingredients that you should look out for if you use beauty and skin cosmetics that if the product contains them you should avoid. So please make sure that if you have to use such products that you check the labels.

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