Mercury poisoning linked to skin products cautions the USFDA

The United States Food and Drug Administration has just now cautioned people regarding cosmetic products which contain mercury. Some companies promote them as anti-aging skin creams and beauty and antiseptic soaps.

” How will you know if mercury is  in the cosmetic, especially one that’s marketed as “anti-aging” or “skin lightening”? US RDA asks.

It is simple.

“Check the label. If the words “mercurous chloride,” “calomel,” “mercuric,” “mercurio,” or “mercury” are listed on the label, mercury’s in it” the agency answered. ”  You should stop using the product immediately”.  FDA cautioned the consumer.

You may, if you so desire,  access the consumer note of July 2016  from the following link:

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/UCM294876.pdf

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About ksparthasarathy

I am a former Secretary of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. I am a former Raja Ramanna Fellow in the Department of Atomic Energy. Free lance journalism is my hobby
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