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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.

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