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Mercury in skin whitening creams

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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 :
1.Metallic
2.Inorganic
3.Organic
Why Mercury?
- Make dark spot on skin lighter.
- Get rid of hyperpigmentation.
- Block production of melanin.
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CHEAP!
Method
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.

Result
- kidney damage
-depression
-anxiety
-mental disorders
-deteriorating immune system
-skin rashes
-skin discoloration
-etc.
Side effect
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skin discoloration
anxiety
skin rashes
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Hg
0.035

0.026
0.028
<0.025

<0.025
0.521
0.124
Conclusion
Popular skin whitening creams available in Nepalese market has mercury at detectable level and is enough to cause different kinds of disabilities.
References
Hydroquinone
Kojic acid
Mercury

3 TOXIC
CHEMICALS
Mercury in skin whitening cream
By : ALINA DE GUZMAN
#21, M.6/13
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http://image.made-in-china.com/43f34j00WZnQTydrrzoS/Kojic-Acid-Dipalmitate-79725-98-7.jpg
http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/mercury2.jpg
"quicksilver"

mercurous chloride
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Sah, R C.(2012).Mercury in skin whitening cream.CEPHED.p.1-10
Discussion
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.
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