Ban na beauty products na may mercury lumobo – FDA

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LUMOBO pa ang bilang ng mga pampaganda at pampaputi na ipinagbabawal nang ipagbili at gamitin ng Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) dahil sa pagtataglay ng mga ito ng mapanganib na kemikal na mercury.

Batay sa DOH-FDA Advisory No. 2012-018, naglabas ang FDA ng bagong listahan kung saan umabot sa 71 skin whitening creams ang nagtataglay ng nakalalasong mercury na mas mataas pa sa allowable limit na 1 part per million (ppm) ang ipinaba-ban nito ngayon.

Nagbabala rin naman si FDA Acting Director IV Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go, sa mga consumer na direktang nalantad sa mga naturang cosmetic product dahil maaari umano itong magdulot ng panganib sa kanilang kalusugan.

Nakasaad sa advisory, na nilalagyan ng mga manufacturer ng mercury salts ang ilang cosmetic products upang mapigilan ang pormasyon ng melamin na nagpapaitim sa balat at nagreresulta sa pagputi ng taong gumagamit nito.

Gayunman, sinabi ni Hartigan-Go na may masamang epekto sa tao ang mataas na antas ng mercury.

Ilan aniya sa masamang epekto nito ay pagkasunog ng balat, rashes, discoloration at scarring, severe gastroenteritis, burning mouth pain, salivation, abdominal pain, pagsusuka, colitis, nephrosis, anuria, o uremia.

Pinayuhan pa ni Hartigan-Go ang mga taong na-exposed sa highly toxic mercury sa mga cosmetic na kaagad na humingi ng professional advise mula sa mga doctor.

Itinalaga pa nito ang mga local government unit (LGU) at mga enforcement agency na hulihin ang mga vendor o outlet na matutuklasang nagbebenta ng mga highly toxic cosmetic products upang maprotektahan ang mga consumer at ang kapaligiran.

Anang FDA, ang paggawa, pag-import, pagbebenta at pag-aalok ng mga cosmetics na walang approval ng FDA o nagtataglay ng mapanganib at nakalalasong sangkap ay malinaw na paglabag sa Republic Act No. 9711 o FDA Acti of 2009 at RA No. 7349 o ang Consumer Act of the Philippines.

Samantala, Ikinatuwa naman ng toxic watchdog na EcoWaste Coalition ang naturang aksiyon ng FDA.

“We laud the FDA for its latest action to protect consumers against mercury exposure from dangerous contraband cosmetics that continue to penetrate the local market,” ani Aileen Lucero ng Project Protect ng grupo.

“With its newest health directive, the FDA may have set a world record of banning the most number of mercury-laden skin lightening products, a good indicator of the agency’s resolve to promote and protect the people’s health against mercury despite its budgetary and manpower limitations,” aniya pa.

Kabilang sa mga inilagay sa banned list ay ang mga sumusunod:

1. Aichun Beauty (Aloe Vera) Cream
2. Aichun Beauty (with Green Tea Essence) cream
3. Aichun Beauty Anti-Freckle Cream Suit (VC)
4. Aichun Beauty Paw Paw Fade Out Cream
5. Aichun Beauty Paw Paw Whitening and Freckle Remover Series (Facial Cleanser with Cream)
6. Aichun Beauty Strongly Whitening Freckle Series (3 in 1) – (Facial Cleanser with Day and Night Cream)
7. Aichun Beauty Green Tea Whitening Speckle Removing Series Cream
8. Aichun Beauty Whitening Freckle Day and Night Cream
9. Ailke Perfect Salvation Rosy Whitening A and B Cream
10. Bai Li Tou Hong Cream
11. Berglotus Spot Removing Series
12. Beauty Excellent Lamb Placenta Whitening and Anti-Aging Cream
13. Beautiful Dream Whitening Anti-Speckle and Anti-Acne Kit
14. Beauty Girl Double White Collagen Elastin Whitening Night Cream/Double White SPF17AP++Whitening Day Cream
15. Beauty Girl 6 Days Specific Eliminating Freckle Whitening Cream Egg White & Tomato 3in1
16. Beauty Girl Papaya & Hawthorn Essence (10 Double Whitening Speckles Removed Essence)
17. Beauty Girl Ginseng & Green Cucumber (10 Double Whitening Speckles Removed)
18. Beauty Girl Essence Aloe Pearl (10 Double Whitening Speckles Removed Essence)
19. Beauty Girl Olive and Sheep Essence (10 Double Whitening Speckles Removed Essence)
20. BIB Day Cream Whitening Cream -921
21. BIB Night Cream Whtening Cream -922
22. Daggett and Ramsdell Underarm Lightening Cream
23. Doctor Bai Skin Revitalizing Skin Brightening (Doctor Bai Intensive White Revitalizing & Speckle Removing Set)
24. Feique Cream
25. Feique Golden Aloe Whitening (Anti-Scar, Anti-Freckle) Cream
26. Feique Green Tea Vital Whitening Freckle-Removing Cream
27. Gemli Glutathione Hydrolyzed Collagen Whitening & Anti-Aging
28. Glutathione Grapeseed Extract Whitening & Anti-Aging
29. Lanmeirou 12 Days Whiten & Speckle Removing Suit
30. Liliki Whitening Day Cream – 911
31. Liliki Whitening Night Cream – 912
32. Long Dian Tu Glutathione and Pearl Natural Whitening Essence Cream
33. Jiaoli Miraculous Cream
34. Jiaoli Huichusu Special Cut Genuine Cream
35. Jiao Li 10-Days Eliminating Freckle Day & Night Set
36. Jiao Liang 7 Days Eliminating Freckle AB Set
37. Jiao Liang 10 Days Eliminating Freckle AB Set
38. Jiao Li 7-Days Eliminating Freckle AB Set
39. Jiao 2+17 Days Clearing Facial Spot Suits
40. Jiaoli Huichusu Whitening Speckles Removal Cream
41. Jiaoli Rejuvenation Essence 10 Days Speckle Removing
42. Jiao Liang Miraculous Cream
43. Jiao Mei Miraculous Cream
44. Jiao Yan Specific Miraculous Cream
45. Jonathan Clearing Facial Spots 12 Day Cream
46. JJJ (Golden Package) Magic Spots Removing Cream (Spots Removing Super)
47. Loreial Paris Anti-Freckle Cream Suit
48. Maidaifu Herbal Moisturizing Cream Wrinkles Harmonie Cream
49. Miss Beauty Magic Cream
50. Miss Beauty Excellent Therapy Whitening Cream
51. New Miss Beauty Magic Cream
52. Oseur O Mei Su Pearl Paste
53. Pan Yu 7-Day Whitening Speckle-Removing Series Whitening Cream
54. Pretty Girl 10 Day Special Cream
55. Pretty Girl Green Cucumber & Ginseng Cream
56. Pretty Model Whitening & Freckle Removing (Day Cream & Night Cream Set)
57. Qiang Li Zeng Bai Qu Ban Wang Whitening Cream
58. Sara Glutathione Sheep Placenta Whitening and Anti-Spot Cream
59. Shengli Day & Night Cream
60. Special Cream (labeled in Chinese characters), 1 jar
61. Special Cream (labeled in Chinese characters), set of 2 jars
62. St. Dalfour Beauty Whitening Cream
63. S’Zitang Cream
64. The Flower Woman 7-Day Whitening and Spot and Night Set Cream
65. Xin Jiao Li 7-Days Specific Eliminating Freckle Cream
66. Xin Jiao Liang 7-Days Miracle Package for Spots Refining
67. Yoko Whitening Cream (Aloe Vera Extract)
68. Yoko Gentleman Cream for Men
69. Youngrace Age Defying Essence
70. Yudantang Ginseng and Ganoderma Lucidum 6 Days Specific Eliminating Freckle Whitening Sun Block Cream
71. Yudantang Green Cucumber and Ginseng 6 Days Specific Eliminating Freckle Whitening Cream

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