July 27, 2017
Certain skin creams could pose health risk
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – State health officials are warning consumers not to use certain skin creams that have tested positive for high levels of mercury.

Mercury is a toxic chemical and regular or prolonged exposure can result in mercury poisoning.

La Tía Mána and an unlabeled cream, were recently tested and found to contain high levels of mercury. Both products were being sold by flea market vendors in California.

Consumers should discontinue use of these products, as well as any skin cream that lists mercury, mercurio, mercurous chloride, cinnabar, or calomel in the ingredients, or is otherwise packaged without any labeling.

Symptoms of mercury poisoning include irritability, depression, nervousness, difficulty concentrating or remembering, fatigue, tremors, shaking or weakness, tingling or numbness in hands, feet or around the mouth.
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