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Eight Thai skin care products on sale in the Philippines contaminated with mercury

The campaign group, the EcoWaste Coalition, claims that the highest recorded concentration of mercury is 44,540ppm, well above the legal limit of 1ppm.

The group, which has tracked illegal trade in mercury-added cosmetics since 2011, is calling for immediate action to stop the illegal trade by health products and customs regulators.

They detected mercury in certain components of eight Thai skin care sets sold by a local online retailer.

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) screening of the tissue showed high levels in five variations of Lady Gold Seaweed Gluta/Super Gluta Brightening at 44,540 ppm (beige cream) and Dr. Yanhee Facial Cream at 19,200 ppm (purple cream). He said he discovered mercury. 19,000 ppm (green cream), 11,830 ppm (pink cream), 9,460 ppm (purple cream), 8,600 ppm (burnt orange cream). 15,900 ppm White Nano (yellow cream), and 3,784 ppm Mayon Seaweed Super Whitening (green cream).

“As a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and a party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, we urge both the Philippines and Thailand to take urgent action to halt the manufacture, import, or export of cosmetics containing mercury. I urge you to take action.”Aileen Lucero, National Coordinator of the EcoWaste Coalition, said:

“Both countries are obliged to comply with the requirements of the ACD and the Minamata Convention, so we hope that relevant health and customs authorities will step up their actions to protect human health and ecosystems from the use of mercury in cosmetics. increase.”she added.



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