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Risk of mercury in skin lightening creams?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Foreign-made only.

Mercury is tightly controlled and virtually absent from cosmetics made in the U.
S., but some lightening creams made in other countries do have it. It's illegal to sell mercury-containing products in the states, but people buy them online from foreign retailers, or bring them into the country in their luggage. Never use creams of any kind containing mercury; it's very dangerous.

In brief: Foreign-made only.

Mercury is tightly controlled and virtually absent from cosmetics made in the U.
S., but some lightening creams made in other countries do have it. It's illegal to sell mercury-containing products in the states, but people buy them online from foreign retailers, or bring them into the country in their luggage. Never use creams of any kind containing mercury; it's very dangerous.
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