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Mercury in Cosmetics

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Customs authorities cautioned from burning confiscated cosmetics containing mercury

Quezon City.  Non-government organizations have cautioned the customs authorities from burning confiscated skin whitening products tainted with mercury to reduce the harm of mercury pollution to human health and the environment. 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-08-28/mercury-taints-unknow...

Tests keep turning up the toxic element, even in products the manufacturers claim are safe.

By Sheridan Prasso and Vernon Silver

Manila Bulletin, Philippines

https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/03/07/ecowaste-coalition-warns-public-against-mercury-laced-skin-whiteners/

 

In celebration of the International Women’s Day (March 8), an environmental group warned the public anew on the health hazards posed by mercury-laced skin whitening cosmetics used mostly by women.

(Groups Laud Approval of QC Ordinance Banning Mercury-Containing Skin Whitening Products)

EcoWaste Coalition

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

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

Groups Challenge Governments to Consign Mercury-Contaminated Skin Lightening Creams to History

Quezon City: Skin whitening products laced with mercury, a highly poisonous substance, remain a serious threat to public health, especially to women.

The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental health organization, pointed to the uninterrupted marketing of imported skin lightening creams laden with mercury despite regulatory efforts to get these dangerous products out of commerce.

https://sdpi.org/publications/files/MercuryPoisoningAssociatedwithInernationalandLocalSkinWhiteningreamsinPakistan.pdf

Sustainable Development Policy Institute has released a new report on mercury exposure from skin whitening creams in Pakistan. Read the executive summary below and download the full publication at the link above.

(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

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