Mercury and Skin Lightening Products

Many skin-lightening creams and other cosmetics contain the toxic element, Mercury, also known as quicksilver. 

Prolonged use can cause serious harm to the user and their families through skin contact and residues. 

Children are especially vulnerable and can be exposed either by breastfeeding or even while in the womb. 

Consumers are encouraged to read the labels on these skin-lightening creams and to make wiser choices to protect themselves and their families from mercury exposure.