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Does mercury-laced cosmetics have adverse effect on health????

Tags: health, adverse effect, mercury laced
Asked by rohit jain, 06 Aug '12 05:20 pm
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Yes, mercury in any form is very harmful to humans as well as animals and aquatic life.
Answered by vishal goel, 06 Aug '12 05:45 pm

 
  
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Very much so
Answered by iqbal seth, 06 Aug '12 05:43 pm

 
  
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The global health watchdog World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a warning against skin ligh-tening soaps, creams and cosmetics like eye makeup, cleansing products and mascara, saying they could be containing mercury.
The warning is serious, especially for Indians, as WHO said 61% of the dermatological market here consists of skin lightening products. mercury, which is readily absorbed through the skin, can damage the kidneys and the nervous system.

read detail at http://ehealth.eletsonline.com/2012/06/who-warning-on-mercury-lac ed-cosmetics/
Answered by jack gowen, 06 Aug '12 05:26 pm

 
  
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The global health watchdog pointed out that mercury in soaps and creams is eventually discharged into wastewater. The mercury, then, enters environment, where it becomes methylated, and enters the food chain as highly toxic methylmercury in fish. Pregnant women who consume fish containing methylmercury transfer the mercury to their fetuses that can later result in neurological deficits in children.
Source: TOI
Answered by jameel ahmed, 06 Aug '12 05:23 pm

 
  
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