– Large number of cosmetic skin-lightening products contaminated with mercury (Natural News, Jan 23, 2014):
Infamous for poisoning the kidneys and brain, mercury is a potent, silent destroyer of healthy cellular function. Mercury compounds can be readily absorbed through intact skin – inducing toxic, dermal effects. As a melanotoxin, mercury compounds are capable of decimating melanosomes, which are tiny “balloons” in the skin that consist of melanin.
Unprecedented levels of mercury found in anti-aging creams from around the world