09 Mar '12, 7pm

FDA found up to 131,000 times the allowable level of mercury and in California in some skin creams

FDA found up to 131,000 times the allowable level of mercury and in California in some skin creams

Over the last few years, FDA investigations and state health officials have discovered more than 35 products that contain unacceptable levels of mercury in the seven states noted above, although more states may be affected. You’re likely to find mercury laced products sold in beauty shops in Latino, Asian, African or Middle Eastern neighborhoods and online. While the FDA has added mercury-containing skin products to its import alerts, it won’t solve the problem says Gary Coody, national health fraud coordinator in the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Regulatory Affairs. Coody notes, “Many of these products are coming into the country through channels we can’t easily track, such as international mail and personal baggage. That’s why it’s so important for consumers and sellers to know about the dangers of possible mercury poisoning associated with the use of these sk...

Full article: http://www.inhabitots.com/mercury-laced-skin-care-product...

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