Mercury Tainted Anti-Aging Creams

The FDA has warned consumers not to use skin products containing mercury.  Mercury is a significant problem with many off-brand cosmetic products, usually manufactured and sold outside the USA.

According to Federal health officials, they are marketed as skin lighteners and anti-aging treatments that remove age spots, freckles, blemishes and wrinkles.  Consumers are attracted to them because they are much cheaper than recognizable name brands.   Mercury exposure from these tainted products may pose serious health risks.  I recommend that anyone considering anti-aging treatments consult with their physician.  Most cosmetic surgeons offer complementary office consultations.

Photo: Maryland Dept. of Health

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