Mercury-laden skin whiteners seized | Inquirer News
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Mercury-laden skin whiteners seized

/ 05:37 AM June 13, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) again warned the public to be cautious of banned cosmetic products as it recently seized in a Binondo mall close to P100,000 worth of skin-whitening items containing mercury which can cause skin and kidney damage.

In a raid on Friday, the FDA seized from five stalls at the 999 Mall the banned Goree Day and Night Whitening Cream Oil Free and Goree Beauty Cream with Lycopene with SPF 30 Avocado and Aloe Vera.

The FDA banned these skin-whitening products in October last year after these were found to contain toxic mercury levels beyond the 1 ppm (parts per million) limit set by the agency. —Jovic Yee

ADVERTISEMENT

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: FDA, mercury-laden skin whiteners
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
entertainment

No singing for Josh Groban in 1st lead role on TV

August 19, 2018 12:45 AM

entertainment

Forced drama, less laughs in ‘Kissing Booth’

August 19, 2018 12:40 AM

entertainment

‘Eat Bulaga!’ to be available online 24/7

August 19, 2018 12:35 AM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.