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Health authorities warn of dangerous ingredients in skincare products, cosmetics

By THE NATION

 

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Deputy Minister of Public Health, Satit Pitutacha has warned consumers about Facebook posts touting facial creams that use such chemicals as mercury and hydroquinone to allegedly reduce blemishes and dark spots.

 

“A growing trend in self-care and beauty for both men and women as well as in cosmetics distributed through offline and online channels tout the illegal use of mercury and hydroquinone, both of which are dangerous,” he said.

 

A study by the Department of Medical Services’ Institute of Dermatology’s found that 25 per cent of 420 samples of cream distributed through flea markets and online channels in 2018-2019, contained a mixture of hazardous chemicals.

 

“Mercury was the most common hazardous ingredient the institute found, followed by hydroquinone and vitamin A acid,” Somsak Akksilp, DMS director general. Said. “These chemicals can cause irritation, burning, redness and peeling. Moreover, some chemicals such as hydroquinone can cause permanent black marks on users’ faces, if the facial skin has already built up an accumulation of these toxic substances.”.

 

Mercury is also dangerous for the nervous system, excretory system, and blood circulation and can harm the embryo when used by pregnant women.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30379024

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-12-03

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So warning people ,is that as far as it goes,if sellers

have Facebook pages ,can they not be traced,and

arrested .

regards worgeordie

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I have posted some warnings.   but got a warning about that.  let that be a warning to others.

warnings can be dangerous

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One that cracks me up is the underarm deodorant with whitening.

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