Every so often, the FDA will release a statement about a certain product or ingredient. It’s always best to pay close attention to the reports as there is an underlying reason for the release of such reports. Well, we’ve got a new one for you today and this time it involves mercury. You’ll want to keep reading this if you care about what you ingest.
FDA Warns About Mercury Poisoning From Anti Aging Products
According to a recent update that was published on TheHill.com, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is very concerned with mercury and products that contain the ingredient. According to the article, exposure to the ingredient is causing people to become poisoned. The levels of mercury being reported are high enough to be concerning.
In the event that you are using a product that contains either, “calomel,” “mercury,” “mercurio,” “mercurous chloride,” or “mercuric” then you should discontinue use of that product immediately.
Products that might pose a potential exposure risk are often those that are considered to be anti aging products, skin lightening products, and acne treatment products.
If you are using a product and it doesn’t list the ingredients, then it’s not safe to assume that the product is safe. Federal law requires that ingredients be labeled on cosmetics and non-prescription drugs.
Be cautious when purchasing skin care products that have been manufactured outside the United States. These are the culprits that have most potential to contain mercury.
In the event that you come in contact with any products that do contain mercury, you want to wash your hands and any other area exposed immediately. Please take this serious as there is nothing more important than your health.
I also want to mention that all the products that we both endorse and/or manufacture do not contain mercury. In the event that you come across any products that you need more information on, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for assistance. We will gladly investigate products and we even have the ability to have the tested by pharmacists.