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Activist body found high levels of mercury in products such as fairness creams and chromium and nickel in lipsticks

Multinationals such as Hindustan Unilever (HUL) and L’Oreal and local companies such as Colorbar Cosmetics and Emami have contested the claims by activist group Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on the levels of metals like mercury, chromium and nickel in their products.

टीवी पर जिन फेयरनेस क्रीम और लिपस्टिक का प्रचार सेलिब्रिटी करते हैं, उनमें से कई आपकी खूबसूरती बढ़ाने की जगह सेहत बिगाड़ सकते हैं। सेंटर फॉर साइंस एंड एनवायर्नमेंट का दावा है कि इनमें मरकरी, क्रोमि

आपको गोरा बनाने का दावा करने वाली क्रीम आपको त्वचा संबंधी गंभीर बीमारियों का शिकार बना सकती हैं। इन सौंदर्य प्रसाधनों के नमूनों के परीक्षण से उनमें खतरनाक धातुओं के मौजूद होने की पुष्टि हुई है। सें

A study conducted by a leading green NGO has found high amount of heavy metals including mercury in fairness products of reputed companies being endorsed by big Bollywood names.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE's) Pollution Monitoring Lab (PML), which conducted the study, said despite the prohibition of use of mercury in cosmetics in India, it found mercury in 44 per cent of the fairness creams it tested.

Cosmetics in India, some of which are endorsed by well known celebrities, have portions of mercury and chromium in them, reveals a recent study.

The use of mercury and chromium in cosmetics is prohibited in India.
Mercury, which is used in fairness creams is universally recognised as extremely toxic, while chromium, which causes cancer, is used in lipsticks.

CSE Study Finds Leading Brands Using Mercury, Chromium And Nickel

New Delhi: Your make-up may be leaving you with a touch of toxic heavy metals, with potential health implications over long-term use. A study by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) claims to have found high levels of mercury in several well-known national and international brands of skinwhitening creams and chromium in several brands of lipsticks.

Popular cosmetic products, including fairness creams and lipsticks, contain mercury, chromium and nickel, according to a report released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) here on Wedn

A new study by the NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Wednesday said that several popular cosmetics are loaded with toxic heavy metals such as mercury and nickel.

Mercury (Hg) is considered one of the top ten chemicals or group of chemicals of major public health concern by WHO. Mercury is found in both inorganic and organic forms in cosmetics. Intentional use of mercury salts is prohibited in non eye care cosmetics in several countries such as the US and the EU and India.

Use of cosmetic products is increasing rapidly in India and various chemicals including the heavy metals are used in the cosmetics which pose health risk to consumers. The present study was conducted to determine heavy metals - lead, cadmium, chromium and nickel in lipsticks, lip-balm and anti-ageing creams and mercury in fairness creams available in the Delhi market. The results were compared with the available standards.