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  1. 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. 
  2. 4. However… Occlusive ingredients in cosmetics can also  prevent the skin from performing its natural detoxification function, trapping hazardous substances in your body.
  3. 5. <ul><li>Some cosmetics contain &quot;penetration enhancers&quot;. also contain known or suspected human carcinogens like mercury. </li></ul><ul><li>These ingredients can increase chemical </li></ul><ul><li>Penetration through the </li></ul><ul><li>skin and into the </li></ul><ul><li>bloodstream. </li></ul>
  4. 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.
  5. 7. <ul><li>Health Hazards of Mercury in Cosmetics  </li></ul><ul><li>Elemental mercury is readily absorbed through the skin. </li></ul><ul><li>organic mercury compounds </li></ul><ul><li>much higher risk of toxicity </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury inhibits the formation of myelin. </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Continued…… </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury accumulates both in the body and in the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Women who have been exposed to mercury in pregnancy have sometimes given birth to children with serious birth defects. </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Mercury poisoning in the young has been hypothesized as a cause of autistic behaviors. </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury damages the central nervous system, endocrine system, kidneys, and other organs, and adversely affects the mouth, gums, and teeth. </li></ul>