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Mercury found in smuggled whitening products in Mindanao

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:13 PM

Some effects of mercury in skin whitening products, according to the World Health Organization, are discoloration and scarring, among others

MERCURY-LACED. Many whitening products for sale in certain Mindanao cities were found to be contaminated with high levels of mercury./ Photo from EcoWaste Coalition

The fairest of them all: What you need to know about skin whitening

Oct 09, 2017 - 2:45 PM

A look into the world of whitening products and procedures

Ivory Coast bans skin whitening creams

May 07, 2015 - 11:59 AM

The ban affects whitening creams and lotions containing mercury and its derivatives cortisone vitamin A or more than two percent hydroquinine a lightening agent that is used to develop photographs

BANNED. Two men walk under a giant advertising placard of skin-lightening products in Abidjan on May 2, 2015. Photo by Sia Kambou/AFP