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A Toxics-Free Future

Mercury in Cosmetics

(Skin whiteners, lipsticks among those found contaminated with heavy metals)

EcoWaste Coalition

Unit 336, Eagle Court, 26 Matalino St., 1100 Quezon City, Philippines

Phone/FaxL 4411846  E-Mail: info@ecowastecoalition.org

Website: http://ecowastecoalition.blogspot.com

15 August 2018, Quezon City.  An ordinance that will protect consumers, especially women and girls, against skin lightening products contaminated with mercury has successfully hurdled the hearing by the Quezon City Council’s Committee on Health and Sanitation.

At the committee hearing held yesterday, August 14, the committee unanimously approved Proposed Ordinance 20CC-439 entitled “An Ordinance Banning the Manufacture, Distribution, and Sale of Mercury-Containing Skin Whitening Cosmetics in Quezon City.

The said ordinance was co-introduced by Councilors Elizabeth Delartmente, Diorella Maria Sotto-Antonio, Irene Belmonte, Kate Abigael Galang- Coseteng, Eufemio Lagumbay, Eric Medina and Marivic Co-Pilar.

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