3 more creams con­tain mer­cury

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eTHE Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion (FDA) ad­vised all con­sumers against the pur­chase of the four more cos­metic prod­ucts that have not passed through qual­ity eval­u­a­tion, three of which were tested to con­tain mer­cury.

FDA is re­fer­ring to the fol­low­ing prod­ucts: Nuriz Shoppe-UV Pearl Cream, Nuriz-D’Solve, Aura Gor­geous Night Cream, and NV Anti Blem­ish Toner 1.

Ac­cord­ing to the FDA, the four cos­metic prod­ucts have been tested by the Na­tional Phar­ma­ceuti- cal Reg­u­la­tory Agency, Min­istry of Health in Malaysia as part of their post­mar­ket­ing sur­veil­lance ac­tiv­i­ties. Re­sults of the lab­o­ra­tory anal­y­sis re­vealed that these prod­ucts are not com­pli­ant with the tech­ni­cal stan­dards set forth by the ASEAN Cos­metic Di­rec­tive (ACD).

Prod­ucts Nuriz Shoppe-UV Pearl Cream, Nur­izD’Solve and Aura Gor­geous Night Cream have been ver­i­fied to con­tain mer­cury ex­ceed­ing the max­i­mum al­lowed limit of one part per mil­lion

(ppm).

The FDA said mer­cury is a nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring heavy metal which is known to be se­verely haz­ardous to health even in small amounts.

Peo­ple ex­posed to mer­cury ex­hibits symp­toms which in­clude but not lim­ited to tremors, numb­ness and tin­gling in hands and feet, gin­givi­tis or in­flam­ma­tion of the gums, pink dis­col­oration of the hands and feet es­pe­cially in chil­dren, ir­ri­tabil­ity, and pho­to­pho­bia or sen­si­tiv­ity to light.

Nurs­ing mothers are dou­bly vul­ner­a­ble be­cause mer­cury is passed on to nurs­ing ba­bies through breast milk which can af­fect the baby’s de­vel­op­ment.

Mean­while, the NV Anti Blem­ish Toner 1 has been found to con­tain hy­dro­quinone and tretinoin, both of which are no longer al­lowed to be part of a cos­metic prod­uct and are now clas­si­fied as drugs in the Philip­pines be­cause of its mul­ti­ple se­ri­ous ad­verse like sen­si­tiv­ity to light, skin red­ness and per­ma­nent skin dis­col­oration, when used in­dis­crim­i­nately. ICT (For full story visit www.suns­tar.com.ph/davao/)

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