Thursday, September 9, 2010

FDA Outlaws 5 Beauty Products For High Mercury Content

Here's another warning from the Food and Drugs Administration.

The FDA has deemed unsafe for human use 5 beauty products from Japan and Taiwan. It has ordered a ban on the 5 products. FDA inspectors have been instructed to start confiscating the products all of which were found to have mercury content way above the set limit.

The products are:

  • St. Dalfour Beauty Whitening Cream
  • Beauty Girl Papaya & Hawthorn Essence
  • Beauty Girl Ginseng & Green Cucumber
  • Beauty Girl Essence Aloe Pearl
  • Beauty Girl Olive & Sheep Essence

According to information online, long-term exposure to mercury may produce such symptoms as peripheral neuropathy or itching, burning or pain on the skin, skin discoloration and swelling.

You can read more about mercury and the dangers it poses in this Wikipedia entry.

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