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Mercury in skin whitening creams
Transcript of Mercury in skin whitening creams
Purpose of study
- To study the mercury concentration in skin whitening creams.
- To raise awareness among consumers.
What is Mercury?
-Heavy metals that is liquid at ordinary temperature, which can be found in 3 forms :
- Make dark spot on skin lighter.
- Get rid of hyperpigmentation.
- Block production of melanin.
1.) Collected 7 samples of skin whitening creams from the market of Kathmandu, Nepal.
2.) The samples were coded and sent to Delhi Test House in India.
3.) All details were recorded and sent to lab.
- kidney damage
-deteriorating immune system
Popular skin whitening creams available in Nepalese market has mercury at detectable level and is enough to cause different kinds of disabilities.
Mercury in skin whitening cream
By : ALINA DE GUZMAN
Sah, R C.(2012).Mercury in skin whitening cream.CEPHED.p.1-10
By paying more attention at the ingredients in whitening products and know the side effect of it. Will make you aware if the product is beneficial or harmful to your skin.