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  • 1.  
  • 2.  
  • 3. If You Wouldn't Eat It, Don't Put It On Your Skin Toxin such mercury from makeup can be absorbed in the bloodstream in just 90 seconds. 
  • 4. However… Occlusive ingredients in cosmetics can also  prevent the skin from performing its natural detoxification function, trapping hazardous substances in your body.
  • 5.
    • Some cosmetics contain "penetration enhancers". also contain known or suspected human carcinogens like mercury.
    • These ingredients can increase chemical
    • Penetration through the
    • skin and into the
    • bloodstream.
  • 6. Mercury Test Spread a little part of your cosmetic on your skin. Brush it with Cu (filament of the cable). If this color changed into black, your cosmetic contain mercury.
  • 7.
    • Health Hazards of Mercury in Cosmetics 
    • Elemental mercury is readily absorbed through the skin.
    • organic mercury compounds
    • much higher risk of toxicity
    • Mercury inhibits the formation of myelin.
  • 8.
    • Continued……
    • Mercury accumulates both in the body and in the environment.
    • Women who have been exposed to mercury in pregnancy have sometimes given birth to children with serious birth defects.
  • 9.
    • Mercury poisoning in the young has been hypothesized as a cause of autistic behaviors.
    • Mercury damages the central nervous system, endocrine system, kidneys, and other organs, and adversely affects the mouth, gums, and teeth.